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This Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Hike In All Of Kentucky

Kentucky is full of full of natural wonders, breathtaking scenery, and a variety of landscapes. From the banks of the Ohio River in the north, to the Appalachian Mountains in the east, and the mysterious tunnel of cave systems in the west, Kentucky truly does offer something for everyone. Picking just one hike in Kentucky that is the “best” is a daunting task, but this hike in the Red River Gorge area of Daniel Boone National Forest is definitely at the top of the list.

This loop of trails is truly a gem of the Gorge. It’s challenging, and includes a variety of sights that are some of the most beautiful in all of Kentucky. To access this trail, exit the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway at Exit 33. Proceed east on Route 15 for 3.5 miles. Turn left on Tunnel Ridge Road and drive another 3.7 miles until you reach the Auxier Ridge Parking area. Good luck!

Rachel Shulhafer
I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I have lived elsewhere twice, but keep coming back. I'm a video editor and freelance writer who enjoys watching people wearing University of Louisville uniforms excel at sports, scaling the faces of large rocks, and hanging out with my border collie/laborador/cattle dog mutt thingy that I have.