Angel Windows Trail

EASY 54 reviews

Angel Windows Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Sandy, hillside trail with some wet areas and some rocky areas.

hiking
23 days ago

Very short. Moderately easy trail, short but not flat.

hiking
23 days ago

One of favorite in the park. It's a nice Sunday morning get your blood pumping while you walk and drink coffee kind of hike. Smaller formations than other trails but more accessible and personal. Also, if your into geology, it has some beautiful formation patterns and water erosion features.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a pretty easy short trail. The windows were not impressive, but still worth the time to see. There is a nice view from the parking lot too, sharp drop-off cliff.

hiking
3 months ago

We found the trail to be somewhat difficult. It was slippery from some rain. The path was worn down and washed out in some places. The roots from trees were exposed in many places and made hiking difficult.

hiking
4 months ago

Exhausting. Did a little exploring off trail found some neat places!

hiking
5 months ago

Short hike but a little on the rugged. Neat geological formation

5 months ago

Only 1/2 mile round trip to the arches, which are. . . small and disapointing compared to others in the area. We went past the arches for another half mile or so, and didnt find anything exciting. overall, maybe a good hike for small children, but pretty boring. Dont make a special trip for just this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Only saw one person while I was hiking, but I went on a Monday. I walked beyond the "windows." Very lovely scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

high traffic but easy walk.

8 months ago

Short but neat.

hiking
8 months ago

We really enjoyed this hike with our preschoolers and toddler (wearing the latter). The terrain is varied, lots to look at and admire. We continued past the "windows" and rock shelf, through to some waterfalls and very cool rock formations. The path was a little tricky due to mud from last night's downpours and beyond the windows an uprooted free added a bit of difficulty to the path, but it was an adventure. I'd say there was enough difficulty to make it interesting, without being prohibitive to our family of novice hikers.

9 months ago

Just another one of the super short but super cool hikes the Red has to offer

11 months ago

More scrambling than we expected for an easy trail. It was icy in patches and the little ones and grandma struggled a bit, but it would be fine for most people.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fun little trail. My six year old loved scrambling on the rocks.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

This is a nice easy hike, even in the winter. Here is a short video I made when I hiked the trail in February of 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAgpRFc1zwQ

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Short and easy trail with a good payoff. Well traveled and no problems navigating. The trail continues for a short way past the arch, if you are interested in extending the trek just a little further. Worth the time if you are in the area, but not a destination in my opinion.

hiking
Saturday, March 05, 2016

This is a pretty cool short trail, however where most end at the windows you can slip thru the windows hang a hard left and continue along the edge of the ridge , you will eventually have to turn around as it doesn't loop but makes for a longer more technical experience. From here Chimney Top and Rough Trail is only a Stone throw away.

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

This is a very quick and easy trail, you don't even get too far from the road. However, it does provide you with pretty formation of the Angel's Windows, and is great for a day trip combined with some other short trails like Sky Bridge.

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Overall - Quick, Easy, Beautiful

The "Angel Windows" trail is located in Pine Ridge, KY. It is very easy to find, GPS is %100 accurate. There is a decent amount of parking located at the trail-head. We saw a good amount of people here getting a quick look. (You can probably walk out, get pics, and walk back in 25-30 mins)

This was more interesting than I expected it would be. A very short and easy walk from the trail-head leads downward towards the "Angel Windows" which are two arches right next to each other.

If you keep going, you'll see a giant cliff and ledge with trickling water. You can't really call this a "waterfall" but it's nice to stand under after being outside in the heat. (It can get humid as it's on the way down toward the valley)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Great easy trail off the road to do after hiking a longer trail if you have time and the energy.

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