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Red River Gorge Geological Area

3451 Skybridge Rd, Winchester, KY 40380-7136
+1 606-663-8100
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Beautiful area. Good hiking.

Great place to visit. Lots of nice trails of varying difficulty. Stop at the Gladie Visitor Center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mplsman2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
This is a beautiful natural part of Kentucky that remains much the same as it was in the beginning. Worth every minute.

We love to just hike in the woods and follow the streams. Wonderful and very educational. Please... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Margie T
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Jamestown, Tennessee
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3451 Skybridge Rd, Winchester, KY 40380-7136
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+1 606-663-8100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Lots of nice trails of varying difficulty. Stop at the Gladie Visitor Center first and get ideas from them.

Thank mplsman2016
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We love to just hike in the woods and follow the streams. Wonderful and very educational. Please look and take as many pictures of this area as you can and leave the wild life there.

Thank Margie T
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

A road loops for about 20 miles around the area in Slade, Ky, don't expect to drive it very fast as it is narrow and very winding. Lots of places to stop along the way, we saw the sky bridge, princess arch, chimney rock, and...More

4  Thank wagnekk
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful. The scenery is breathtaking. I nice escape from reality. Highly recommend. Be sure to Horseback through the Mountains!

2  Thank msbossy502
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were in the area for 2 days; wish we had more time. Truly a beautiful place. We drove the Scenic Drive and were able to hike to a couple of the lovely arches. We also went into Natural Bridge SP and hiked to Natural...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I'm fortunate enough to live only 45 minutes away from the Gorge. I've spend years hiking the trails and exploring the region, and still manage to find something new and amazing in each visit. There are trails of size and intensity to for every age...More

2  Thank Brad W
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Red River Gorge and adjacent Clifty Wilderness Area is a great get away destination for nature lovers, hikers, backpackers, and climbers. There are lots of rock walls and features throughout the Red River Gorge Valley and adjacent wilderness. There are awesome trails and lots...More

1  Thank HighRockAdventures
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Hiking and Camping. That's the name of the game at Red River Gorge. Oh yeah, and rock climbing. And maybe canoeing, rappelling, birdwatching? What makes "The Gorge" special are the myriad rock formations situated among mountains and streams in a dense forest. These formations include...More

8  Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Have been visiting this area many years and it never gets old. To have it only 1.5 hours away is a blessing for us. There are countless trails of all levels of difficulty that offer something for everyone. A beautiful forest with streams, impressive rock...More

Thank mewells56
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The gorge is the type of place you have to come back again & again. It stays busy with rock climbers and hikers but there's room for everyone. I strongly recommend buying a hiking guidebook and planning your hikes based on your parties abilities- there's...More

1  Thank Nicole M
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Sherri W
April 30, 2018|
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Response from HighRockAdventures | Reviewed this property |
There are many awesome trails in the Red River Gorge area. Some of our favorites are Chimney Top, Sky Bridge, Cloud Splitter, Angel Windows, and more. Lots of awesome climbing all over the area. There is also a fun Via... More
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kimaliff
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of campgrounds. No good trails or roads for bike riding. Sorry! There is a great paved bike trail on an old railroad bed outside Paintsville about an hour beyond the Red River Gorge. There are plenty of mountain... More
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January 21, 2018|
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Response from Gabe10101 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of easy shirt hikes from parking areas. Angel windows and the view from above Chimney Rock come to mind. I think Rockbridge is flat but several miles. Parts of Sheltowee from Gladie are flat. Definitely look up... More
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