Pioneer South

Pioneer South

This is a nice walk in the woods that will take you out toward the Mountain Parkway that you’ll be able to hear, but not see. We followed this trail out to the end and did a little bushwhacking to reach some bearing trees before heading back. There is a side trail 1/2 mile into the hike that is worth exploring, and I’ve made plans to return using a different route in the winter to explore the large rock shelter that lies below.

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Hanson's Point to Gray's Arch Loop at Sunrise

Hanson's Point to Gray's Arch Loop at Sunrise

Easily one of the best hikes at Red River Gorge, this loop will give you an easy sunrise hike with an equal dose of ups and downs on Rough Trail as you make your way to Gray's Arch. You’ll get one of the best sunrise views in Kentucky while showing off one of the most impressive arches too. If you have a modicum of nighttime hiking experience, this hike will give you all the love.

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Hiking the Rough Trail 25K Course

Hiking the Rough Trail 25K Course

In November, the Rough Trail 50K and 25K trail races will bring hundreds of runners to Red River Gorge. We scouted the 25K course and thoroughly enjoyed the hike that included Hidden and Gray’s Arch along with some great views of the gorge.

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