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Red River Gorge Geological Area

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Address: 3451 Skybridge Rd, Winchester, KY 40380-7136
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Breathtaking hikes and natural arches

We have hiked a few different areas throughout the park. We have backpacked for a few days and also just done day hikes. There are well marked trails with camping and facilities... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Maryland
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have hiked a few different areas throughout the park. We have backpacked for a few days and also just done day hikes. There are well marked trails with camping and facilities available depending on the season. We visited most recently on an unseasonably warm late February weekend. We hiked to several of the natural arches and found foot traffic... More 

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth staying in the area a couple of days to take in the beauty. Get a map at visitors center. The roads are not for the faint hearted, as they are very narrow. Chimney Rock is a short hike to incredible panoramic views. Double arches: bring water and snacks, about half way becomes more strenuous but worth the 5-mile... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Red River Gorge for several years but only strayed from the Natural Bridge State Park a few times. Last week we did much more exploring and loved the hike to Double Arch. You'll be skeptical at first because the first quarter-mile is along a gravel road but you'll quickly hit a trail that takes you down... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would rate this as an easy to moderate hike. If you want an easy 2-3 mile hike, go out to the arch and back. Make sure to go all the way to the arch and not stop when you first see it from across the path. You'll go down some stairs to get to it. I walked the whole... More 

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Reviewed March 20, 2017

So pretty and worth the visit. Hundreds of trails to choose from and I highly think one should try the zip line as well.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

I started at the one-way Nada tunnel and went around the gorge trail clockwise. Some things were closed as it was winter. There were a lot of hiking trails and overlooks. Road signage and trail length postings and directions could perhaps be a bit improved. Note that any gravel road might have holes in it during months of bad weather,... More 

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1 Thank Ann M
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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Breathing beauty this weekend. Primitive camping to cabins and the lodge available. Options for everyone. Worth the drive for a non commercial getaway.

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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Menifee County and have enjoyed the Red River Gorge (RRG) all of my life. It is an amazing place to hike in all seasons. Winter is especially magnificent because the leaves are off the trees exposing the fabulous rock formations. The popularity of the RRG has been increasing at a fast pace in recent years. I... More 

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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Super scenic hike. Along the ridge line with lots of scenic overlooks. 2 miles of moderate ups and downs to Courthouse Rock, where you can decide to turn around or loop back on Courthouse Rock Trail #202 or Auxier Branch Trail #203. These both go down and will require you to travel back up, so definitely a much more strenuous... More 

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Morehead, Kentucky
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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

The Red River Gorge, including the Geological Area and the Clifty Wilderness, are absolutely stunning works of nature. The area has a variety of short trails ranging from moderate to greater difficulty which sprawl across the Gorge. Anybody looking to visit the Gorge for a day hike can likely find a trail or a series of trails to suit their... More 

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