Castle Arch Overlook Trail

Castle Arch Overlook Trail is one of the Unofficial/Unmarked Trails of the RRG. This is a short & sweet trail that leads out to a pretty cool overlook! From the overlook, you will see Swift Camp Creek winding below and Castle Arch nestled into the neighboring ridge line. ***I accidentally titled this one “Camera PointContinue reading “Castle Arch Overlook Trail”

Sheltowee Trace Trail Suspension Bridge

One of the iconic RRG landmarks is the Sheltowee Trace Suspension Bridge across the Red River! There is a parking lot designated to this “connector trail” right off of Route 715 (it branches off the road downhill and is gravel). I do not drive a 4WD vehicle and have never had issues getting back upContinue reading “Sheltowee Trace Trail Suspension Bridge”

Princess Arch Trail #233

Princess Arch Trail (#233) is part of the Official trail system of the Red River Gorge. This trailhead is located at the end of Chimney Top Road on the opposite side of the parking lot from Chimney Top Overlook Trail (#235). It is a short & sweet trail (0.25 miles “balloon” loop) featuring Princess Arch.Continue reading “Princess Arch Trail #233”

Pippin Rates Trails

So, anyone who follows Tread the Red on Instagram knows that I love to hike with my dog, Pippin. He is a trooper and does a GREAT job hiking, and when he is tired, we carry him in a backpack – haha! I decided to post a video we made of Pippin rating some RRGContinue reading “Pippin Rates Trails”

Liz’s Arch

Liz’s Arch is located within Muir Valley. If you are unfamiliar with Muir Valley, I highly recommend checking out my other video/post that gives you the general information about Muir Valley (what it is/location/rules & regulations) and/or check out their website at https://muirvalley.org/ ! This is a great arch to add onto an outing toContinue reading “Liz’s Arch”

Grays Arch Trail #205

Grays Arch Trail! This is a Gorge classic – it is definitely a trail you want to check out if you haven’t yet. It would be on my list of recommended trails for first time Gorge adventurers! This sandstone arch is a BEHEMOTH. It weighs in at 50ft tall and 80ft wide. It is massiveContinue reading “Grays Arch Trail #205”

Huecos

Gorge Geology!! The Gorge is an amazing place and there are so many cool things around every corner! We happened upon these HUGE “huecos” while out hiking along the Rough Trail one day. The path to these is unofficial/unmarked, branching off of the Rough Trail right before some scrambling up some boulders to connect upContinue reading “Huecos”

Tarr Ridge “Extravaganza” Trail

Tarr Ridge “Extravaganza” Trail – This has become one of my favorite trails in the Gorge! Especially when hiking during the Fall. First things first – this is an Unofficial/Unmarked trail, so there will not be tree blazes to mark your way. The trail itself is pretty obvious from use, but can get overgrown inContinue reading “Tarr Ridge “Extravaganza” Trail”

Veranda Trail

The Veranda Trail is an unofficial/unmarked trail in the Red River Gorge, but utilizes official trails to get to the trailhead! The most direct route to the beginning of this trail would be to take Pinch-em-Tight trail to Rush Ridge Trail, and then a right onto Rough Trail where you will hike about 230 feetContinue reading “Veranda Trail”