Red River Gorge Geological Area

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Red River Gorge Geological Area

Red River Gorge Geological Area
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lv2cycle
New York City, NY64 contributions
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Red River Gorge Scenic Byway: drive to Stanton then take Rt. 11 south to Nada, bear left onto Rt. 77 toward the Tunnel, which will come up suddenly and without a warning. It only fits one vehicle and, somehow, no collisions with oncoming cars… Continue on the narrow, winding forest road, bearing right onto Rt. 715. Carry on until the visitors center, on right. Have them recommend/discuss hiking trails in the gorgeous natural beauty.
Written May 22, 2022
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Tonia B
Batavia, OH575 contributions
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.
Written September 15, 2020
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jeffreypendry
Perrysburg, OH86 contributions
Wonderful National Forest full of easy to challenging trails. We did everything from the Natural Bridge (the most famous perhaps) to the "unofficial" Cloud Splitter trail. Pay attention and only park in designated P spots along the main drag that loops around the entire park. The Visitor Complex was closed, due to limited staffing (and I'm sure winter had an impact as well).
Written January 1, 2022
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Donna_Machiya
Zambia313 contributions
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I love the mountains and this area has it all. I did not stay but saw plenty of areas for either camping or cabin rentals. I live close but would recommend if you are not to come and stay at least 2 days preferably longer. There is something for everyone. Longer trails for those in shape and without small kids. But plenty to do for every family and fitness group Do the Scenic Drive through Nada tunnel 77 to 715 and around to 15. Beautiful with plenty of places to pull off and have fantastic lookouts. We stopped at the Gladie Visitor which was closed still because of the Covid 19 shutdown, but just beside this is an area that has a cabin and old farm equipment that is open and fun to see. We also chose to do of the shorter hikes. Sky bridge offered wonderful views and you can cross the bridge at the top then go below. The steps down and up was the hardest part of our hike. Then we went to the Chimney top area. Loved the overlook at the end was beautiful the are plenty of places to leave the trail and look out over the cliff but they have no rails and would be dangerous with little ones, but lots of fun for adults. Then after looking out from the top we went to the rock Bridge recreational area. This was the longest hike but was easy and we stopped half way at Creation Falls which is just beside Rock Bridge. The adults and teens took turns checking out the bridge and my 6 year old played in the shallow water and sand. It was a bit of an over cast day and was cool and wonderful. I loved walking through the forest by the river. This was a nice change to looking out over the top. Altogether we hiked 2.5 miles and including the drive, a picnic lunch in the parking area, and play time at Creation Falls we spent about about 6 hours there. Again there are longer hikes but this literary allowed to see different areas at an easy pace. A destination not to be missed.
Written June 22, 2020
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Samantha J
Cincinnati, OH418 contributions
This location has beautiful sceneries. It has fantastic hiking trails that were well marked. Useful to bring boots as the trails may be wet and muddy. There is some water that runs through many of the trails. We went on trail no. 221 and grey's arch trail. Trail no. 221 is an easy trail and Grey's Arch Trail is more intermediate with the hikes upward. But were much more difficult of course with mud and ice but still doable.

Otherwise, there were not many people there and it was easy to avoid crowds. Lovely place to enjoy nature.
Written March 2, 2021
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bcasey1
Plant City, FL1,665 contributions
Couples
We entered through a hand carved one way tunnel through a mountain, then drove and parked throughout the park. We enjoyed it all. From the old cabin and farm tools in a pasture, to the lovely suspension bridge across the river. Walking across then under Princess Arch was a fun, beautiful (and a bit scary) experience. We enjoyed all of our hikes, and outlooks. Chimney Rock view was beautiful . Would highly recommend this park!
Written August 2, 2020
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jloug
Columbus262 contributions
Couples
What a gorgeous place! We hiked the Sky Bridge trail, Chimney Top trail, and the Princess Arch trail with our two dogs. Chimney Top is the easiest - you could do it with a jogging stroller - though there are a few places where it's tight to get by. Sky Bridge was by far our favorite. You get to walk on top of the arch and loop around under the arch. Very cool. It wasn't very long or hard, though there is a stretch with a few flights of stairs in a row. If your dog balks at mesh/wire stairs, skip it.
FYI - leashed dogs are allowed on Red River Gorge trails, but not in the adjacent Natural Bridge State Park.
Written April 4, 2021
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TravelingBum52
United States2,358 contributions
Friends
We did the scenic drive around the red river bend. It was quite exciting and a bit scary at times. The road is very thin and at one point we went through the Nada Tunnel which only fits one car at a time. A must do if you’re in the area. There’s so much to see. Lots of trails if you like hiking.
Written September 2, 2021
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Charles B
127 contributions
At least once a year we spend a weekend hiking this area. Always find some new view we have not seen before. Trails vary from easy to difficult. WARNING at least once a year some dies from falling off of one of the narrow cliffside trails
Written March 3, 2020
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ALISON W
PERRYSBURG27 contributions
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This area has so much natural beauty and many different trails. The person at the visitor’s center in Slade gave us all kinds of maps and helpful information. The first day, we hiked at Natural Bridge. The second day, we took the road that circles the gorge and stopped at multiple sites including Angels Window, Whispering Arch, Chimney Top, and Princess Arch. Loved them all! We’ve been back to this area two more times within the past two months. We love it here.
Written December 14, 2020
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