Pebble Beach Trail

 A climber on the move above Pebble Beach Trail

A climber on the move above Pebble Beach Trail

Overview. This short hike leads to popular climbing routes. While this is more for climbers than hikers, it's a lot of fun watching them do their work. Red River Gorge remains one of the most popular climbing destinations in the U.S.

Route Type:  Out and Back
Total Distance:  0.8 miles
Overall Difficulty:  Easy
USDA Forest Service Trail Map
USDA Forest Service Map of Red River Gorge Area

Trailhead. The trailhead has limited roadside parking both south and north of East Fork Indian Creek. To get there, take Nada Tunnel Road (KY-77) and turn onto North Fork Road (KY-613, CR-1202). Turn right onto E Fork Indian Creek Road (CR-1203) and look for parking just before the split of Indian Creek Road and CR-1203. [map]

Trail navigation. This is a simple out and back route covering just 0.4 miles each way. Take your time either way and enjoy the views of sheer rock faces that keep climbers busy.

 Map of Pebble Beach Trail hike

Map of Pebble Beach Trail hike

 Elevation profile of Pebble Beach Trail hike

Elevation profile of Pebble Beach Trail hike

 Steps on Pebble Beach Trail

Steps on Pebble Beach Trail

 
 Overhanging rock ledge on Pebble Beach Trail

Overhanging rock ledge on Pebble Beach Trail

 
 
 Dave 'freeclimbing' on Pebble Beach Trail

Dave 'freeclimbing' on Pebble Beach Trail

 
 
 A busy climbing day on Pebble Beach Trail

A busy climbing day on Pebble Beach Trail