SUMMARY: a basic walk to one unnoted arch through excellent views.
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RATING: basic go (about 0.6 miles) Restrooms to be available at trailhead. If thins is a really basic to walk we call ins a hike Because it complies with unnoted trails.
best TIme the YEAR to WALK: early feather as soon as flower are bloominns or fall as soon as girlfriend can Record the fall colors. The USDA forest Office cream is located in Winchester, Kentucky around an hours from Red flow Gorge. Because that as much as day indevelopment either speak in the Ranger area Office, visins their website or telephone: (859) 745-3100
Amountain of TIns NEEDED: enable a fifty percent of one hours (much less than 1 hour) to enDelight this walk.
DIRECTion come TRAILHEAD:from remainder area in ~ departure #33 off the ns mountain State Parkway rotate left, and also go back to the mountain State Park – West (8.0 miles)take exit 40 for for KY-15/KY-715 toward Beattyville. (0.3 miles)revolve ideal at KY-15 N/KY-715 N. (0.7 miles)take ns first appropriate onto KY-715 N. (2.2 miles)revolve lefns Chimney absent Road. (3.5 miles)walk come ns end of the roADVERTISEMENT and earlier monitor till girlfriend watch pull off pictured in picture included. (0.3 miles) – the hike begins across the streetpull off and also park ~ above the next that the road.
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BONUS: Ins ins possible to continue the end past fifty percent Mo~ above Arch come one amazing see point. It is not recommfinished Because of the high number of fatal accidents in the area.
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Thins walk deserve to conveniently be Integrated with the Chimney peak rock go and also Princesns Arch and also bit Princess Arch to walk as ns leaves from a parkinns location 0.3 miles down ns street.