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Red River Gorge Geological Area

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Red River Gorge Geological Area

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3451 Skybridge Rd, Winchester, KY 40380-7136
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Teresa H wrote a review Oct 2020
Taylor Mill, Kentucky56 contributions3 helpful votes
Make sure you have on really good shoes for the trails/hiking. Beautiful fall trees in great colors! Fantastic trails for all ages.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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CincinnatiCeleste wrote a review Oct 2020
Cincinnati115 contributions90 helpful votes
In one day, we were able to drive the circle road starting at the Nada Tunnel. Then continuing along route 77 to 715 to 15 back to Slade. Alone the way, we got out of the the car to hike at Sky Bridge, then Whistling Arch, then Angel Windows then we went up road 10 and did Chimney Top Rock and Princess Arch. After that, we headed around the bottom of the circle back to Slade. We started around noon but didn't get down with Chimney top until 4 pm. We had planned to go to Rock Bridge but since we went in October, we were afraid to be caught in the dark. So we had to skip that one. If you go in the summer with lots of light left, you should be able to do it. Or start earlier in the day. Thoughts: 1. If you can only pick one hike to do, I would say to Chimney Top Rock. It has the most spectacular view. But if you are in decent shape, you can do them all in a day. 2. I do recommend bring food and water with you. It took us several hours to do the drive and hikes and there is no where alone the way with either to purchase. 3. None of the hikes, and I mean none, are scooter or wheelchair accessible. Some have some bit of paved area near the parking area but that soon is broken up and non existent the farther you get on the trail. Lots of tree roots, rocks, and climbing up and down. 4. When you see on the map that there is a "Recreation Area" with bathrooms, parking, and picnic tables.....don't think it means a nice building with accommodations. What it means is basically a rustic toilet. Some had TP, some did not. Bring some hand sanitizer!!! 5. The drive is probably worth it for the views, even if you can't hike. There are several places you can just get out and look. 6. Around most of 15 and 715 it isn't really a two lane road. It is 1 plus. So when you pass someone, you both have to hug the edge of the road. Thankfully we didn't have that many people to pass. 7. In Natural Bride State Park there is a hike called Whittleton Trail. It says it is the easiest in the park. But I have to disagree. It was 2 miles round trip to the Whittleton Arch and back. It is mostly uphill and in October, in the mud to get there. It took us about an hour. Coming back, only 40 minutes because it was mostly downhill. I just had to review it somewhere that is is NOT the easiest trail. Also, a lesson to everyone that even if the trail says it is short, eat before you go or have food with you and plenty of water.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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travelway wrote a review Oct 2020
Nashville89 contributions16 helpful votes
There are so many trails to choose from for all levels of hikers, paved short trails for families with young kids, day hikes from easy to difficult, back country camping. The Gorge's forests and stunning rock formations are a revelation if you think Kentucky is all rolling hills and horse farms.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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houstongal43 wrote a review Oct 2020
Conroe, Texas267 contributions74 helpful votes
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We just finished a day of hiking and I am just in awe! We hiked to the suspension bridge, Arch Rock, Princess Arch and several overlooks. Wow! Pack in a lunch and eat while looking at the scenery. You won’t regret it.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Tonia B wrote a review Sep 2020
Batavia, Ohio536 contributions49 helpful votes
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It is very pretty there and the staff was friendly. The trails and not for some one who is not in good shape. I highly recommend taking the chairlift, it was $15.90 for a round trip. The trails where a lot of uneven steps not a lot of hand rails and just very uneven paths.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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