Overview. This pair of small arches or ‘windows’ is a short, easy walk from the parking lot. It’s worth a stop just about anytime you’re passing through. Kids enjoy exploring the windows and small rock shelters along the way, but be sure to keep them close past the windows.
Route Type | Out and Back
Total Distance | 0.5 miles
Overall Difficulty | Easy
Angel Windows Trail Map | USDA Forest Service
Trailhead. This hike starts from the parking lot off of KY-715, Sky Bridge Road. [map]
Trail navigation. This is a ‘can’t get lost hike’. Follow the trail and retrace your steps to return.
CAUTION - Cliffs. Be careful to avoid getting too close the edge of cliffs, as this is the leading cause of serious injury and death when hiking in Red River Gorge.
CAUTION - Poisonous snakes. While the gorge is within the range of timber rattlesnakes, copperheads are the most common poisonous snake encountered. Stay alert on the trail, as snakes are commonly found taking in the warmth of the trail. Give them a wide berth or wait for them to move off the trail.
CAUTION - Bears. Black bears are growing in number throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. Be sure to follow bear safety precautions. [Be Bear Aware by US Forest Service]