This 5-Mile Loop Trail Offers Some Of The Best Views In Red River Gorge In Kentucky

Kentucky is a hiker’s heaven; our blue hills, myriad rivers, and stunning geological formations providing the most breathtaking backdrops for a hike. And Red River Gorge is one of the state’s most beloved hiking spots. There are well over 60 miles of mapped trails throughout the Gorge, each of which offers hikers a different experience of this natural wonder. One of our favorite hikes in Red River Gorge is actually the combination of two different trails. For the best views of Red River Gorge in Kentucky, combine the Auxier Ridge and Courthouse Rock trails into one easy, five-mile loop trail.

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Have you hiked this Red River Gorge loop trail before? Aren’t the views fantastic? If you give it a go, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #OnlyInKentucky to share your photos from this scenic trek!

Red River Gorge really is the perfect Bluegrass State day trip — here are some more ideas for recreation at Kentucky’s own Grand Canyon!

Address: Auxier Ridge Trailhead, Tunnel Ridge Rd, Stanton, KY 40380, USA
Address: Courthouse Rock, Kentucky 40380, USA