Sheltowee Trace Kentucky River to Red River Gorge

Heidelberg, Kentucky 41333

Sheltowee Trace Kentucky River to Red River Gorge

Sheltowee Trace: Kentucky River to Red River Gorge Professional Review and Guide

"This trail section has a little bit of everything. Start with a road walk from the depths of the Kentucky River Valley at Heidelberg to make KY 52. Head a short distance on KY 52 to New Virginia Ridge and enter the Big Sinking Creek Valley, where the creek has cut a significant gorge in a sizeable chunk of forest land.

Leave this creek and head up the attention-grabbing Little Sinking Creek Valley, where the water normally flows underground. Here, craggy boulders and rocks of every shape and description line the creekbed and are flanked by steep-sided rock walls. The valley suddenly becomes more pedestrian, only to become rough again just below a cave, where the creek reemerges. Highs: Little Sinking Creek caves, The Narrows, Natural Bridge, Whittleton Arch, Red River Gorge, and views. Lows: Two road walks."

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Trail Information

Heidelberg
Nearby City
32.1
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Several days
Duration
Year-round; best spring through fall
Season
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Daniel Boone National Forest
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Nov 2018