Pinch-Em Tight Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Rush Ridge Trail #227 Rush Ridge Trail #227 ia a connector trail that passes along a wooded ridge with several scenic overlooks into the gorge. The trail connects the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 (Pinch-em-tight) with Rough Trail #221.
So much fun!!
nice, easy hike.. about 20 minutes out there is a good place to take beginners rappelling. . train there then go to half moon..
I just did this trail over Labor Day weekend. The trail is wide and easy to hike. I took it in a couple of miles and then took Rough Trail to an unmarked trail to camp atround Hanson's point. The Gorge is constantly up and down with elevation, so you get a work out. The scenery along the ridge is nice - it was lush and full. With the humidity and high temperatures, going into the gorge was like walking through a jungle. HOT. But the scenery was also very pretty. I day hiked to Gray's Arch. It was a little dicey around a cave with wet rock, but all in all, a nice experience. I'd like to return on a cooler weekend.
DID THIS TRAIL AS LOOP FROM GRAYS ARCH BACK TO THE ROUGH TRAIL TO SWIFT CAMP CREEK
I began Pinch em tight trail after as part of a large loop from Koomer Ridge to Grays Arch then back along PemT trail. After the end of a very grueling hike this section was a delight. The sign system at RRG is one of the best you can ask for. There are wonderful views of a creek system to the South with a nice campsite by Ooh La La Rock as well as Signature Rock. My only complaint are as usual man-made. Please dont carve on rock formations or trees! It's a discrace.