Grays Arch Loop Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hiking the loop counter clockwise is suggested since the path down rough trail from the escarpment is easier to spot going downhill. It's a beautiful trial with gorgeous views from the bluffs.
Great trail fairly strenuous great views
Great hike with a variety of terrain! We chose to make this a larger loop by doing the Gray’s Arch (#205), Rough (#221), Pinch ‘Em Tight (#223) Loop, which came to about 7.5 miles. There are a few opportunities here to get a bit off-trail, the first being at Grays Arch. Once you pass the arch on the trail, go down the staircase, and there is a side trail ahead of you which will take you up to the arch itself. There are two amazing cliff vantage points off trail along this route, which you can see on my map below, the first just past the Rough Trail & and Rush Ridge Trail junction on the left, where we stopped to eat without knowing about the second vantage point. The second point which we found out about from a fellow hiker, called Hansen's Point, was the most beautiful. as well as the most dangerous. This unofficial trail splits off of the Rush Branch section of Rough Trail near the western Rough Trail/Sheltowee Trace intersection. For more info about this spur, see: https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7006440/hansons-point-spur
Great trail! You get a good workout on this trail!
I just went to grays arch Wednesday. And man did I enjoy hiking the trails. Even though the gas stations where out of the over night parking pass. I was disappointed not able to overnight camp there. Maybe I'll try again in the future and maybe call in advance.
Grays arch is beautiful. Trail's not too hard, and you get a great feel for Daniel Boone Forest
Gray's Arch is impressive and a must see when visiting RRG. Here is a link to a video of an overnight trip I took in that area around a year ago. You can see Gray's Arch as well as some other trails and highlights in that general area of RRG.
It would've been better if the end part of the loop wasn't closed down. Grey's Arch was amazing but the point of this trek was it was supposed to be a loop
Love this trail. It's got some terrific terrain and under the arch is a great point to rest. One of my favorite RRG trails.