Double Arch Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanton, KY that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
First part of the trail is gravel. Trail is well maintained. Very busy, including lots of dogs. Mostly well behaved but several people who didn't think leash laws applied, and with many steep drop offs and cliffs, very un safe.
Very nice view at the arch!
A great afternoon hike! Dry conditions and not super crowded (although the parking area at the trailhead was). Hiked out and back with older kids and beagle on leash. A fantastic end point at double arch!
Incredible views for the arches. You can go on the arches. Combined with Auxier, this was a killer workout. Loved it.
Trail was great
Hiked in July as part of my first backpacking outing. Beautiful views...hung out for a while in awe of my surroundings. Lots of people on the trails. Several people has their dogs. Had a great time and would hike it again!
We rode out a major storm under the arch wich was a good time, good hike, great view frome top and some super camp camp spots . Red River Gorge has a lot of terrific Trails, cant wait to go during the fall and winter .The rock climbing and repelling is the best in the area.
Easy to find driving. Trail is a little long, but relatively easy. I believe there was some shimmying required in certain spots. You can see the Double Arch along the way from a distance, but not so much when you're up close. The top view is very similar to the Natural Bridge. You can look straight through the Arch like a window once you're on your way to the top. Lots of subtle extras here & there, such as rock formations on the trail and on the Arch itself. (One that looks like a snake head, another looks almost volcanic) There's a completely sideways tree growing off a cliff as another quirky extra. This is one you can keep coming back to.
It was a moderately tough trail to hike. The views from the arch and on top are great. Auxier ridge and courthouse rock are great views.
Have I mentioned I love Red River Gorge? I always hike double arch, auxier and courthouse rock. Map says 7 miles....but...it's really closer to 10. Great views, some steep inclines, and as always, rock ledges so no small kids! Always bring snacks and waters.
Very cool hike! Started on the double arch, then took courthouse rock trail, then auxier ridge trail back to the parking lot. Just under 7 miles round trip, lots of elevation, so take snacks and plenty of water with you. Some beautiful sights at the double arch as well as the top of courthouse rock!
This was a great hike. It was a rainy morning but quit about the time we started our hike. Did the Double Arch Trail and then took the Auxier Bridge Trail to Courthouse Rock. From there we returned on the Courthouse Rock Trail. The Double Arch Trail was a fairly easy to moderate hike. It was a muddy day when we were there and we had to cross a few small streams but not bad. Loved the trip up to the Arch and. Don't forget to say hi to Fred, or Sake Head Rock as some call him, on your way there. To the right of the Arch there are steps carved into the rock so you can climb to the top. These can be tricky as the first step is a tall one but we were glad we made the effort. Happy Trails !!!
Hiked this trail about 3 weeks ago, and loved it, beautiful scenery and rock formations everywhere.