Red River Gorge Trail Guide

The Red River Gorge region of Kentucky is a renowned rock-climbing area, but there's much more to the Red than just climbing. Scenic cliffs combine with countless natural arches and 70 miles of challenging trails to make the Red River Gorge the premier Kentucky hiking destination.

The Red River Gorge Trail Guide describes the officially maintained trails in the Red River Gorge Geological Area, the Clifty Wilderness Area, and Natural Bridge State Resort Park. Trails are rated according to quality and difficulty. Precise directions get you hiking fast and detailed elevation profiles provide at-a-glance depictions of each trail. Select loop hikes are also described.

The author has hiked, climbed, and cycled in the Red River Gorge since the early 1980's and first published the the Red River Gorge Trail Guide in 2006. Newly updated for 2019 with drone photographs (similar to the ones on this page), Powder Mill Arch, and additional, and better, maps.