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

Now that spring seems to be here, it’s time to dust off your hiking boots and head to the trails. However, if you’re looking for a hike that’s easy enough to ease you back into it, but still has jaw-dropping views, then the the Chimney Top Rock Trail in the Red River Gorge is the hike for you. It may be short and sweet, but the views at the end are stunning. It truly might be the most enchanting hike in all of Kentucky.

To see some unique angles of Chimney Top Rock, check out this Youtube video.

To find the trailhead, exit the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway at exit 40, and then head west on KY-15. Turn right on KY-715, and continue for a little over two miles. Turn left on Chimney Top Road until it ends, about 4.5 miles.

Has anyone done this hike before?

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.