Auxier Branch Trail To Double Arch Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Auxier Branch Trail To Double Arch Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanton, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.2 miles
1,450 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash




nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

3 months ago

A must if you are hiking the Red River Gorge for the first time. Unbelievable views and good distance if you do the loop.

9 months ago

Loved this hike. It is one of my favorites in RRG. Highly recommend. There are great views.

10 months ago

Stop by and climb Courthouse Rock as well and it's a perfect hike. Little bit of everything. Only complaint is it's a popular trail

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nice trail can be combined with anxiety ridge to make a super nice 8 miler

Sunday, August 21, 2016

great views

Saturday, March 05, 2016

We use this trail mainly as a way to connect Courthouse Rock and Double Arch Trails. Combining the two makes for a nice 8 miler. Love the Auxier area.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Did the courthouse rock trail back, the leaf litter made some of the inclines a little slick- but overall great hike!

Friday, July 15, 2011

This trail is somewhat off of the beaten path at the end of Tunnel Ridge Road. Ample parking is available and a bathroom is available there before or after you set foot on the trail. The trail itself shows you the highs and the lows of the Red River Gorge and is a relatively easy hike. This trail can connect with other trails to make a loop and to offer different scenery from gorgeous ridge views to the lush floor of the forest. Here you can camp off of the trail (up to a certain amount of feet off of the trail) and there are multiple spots to do so. If you plan to camp be mindful of your fire, a camper's fire was not maintained properly about 18 months ago and a forest fire resulted burning a good portion of the ridge. It was amazing to see the vegetation starting to resurface after such a short time after the event.

If you choose to connect with other trails may I suggest Courthouse Rock and the double arch. The double arch connection takes you down to the floor of the forest where it is cool and a small stream will greet you. A moderate climb follows the floor views to connect you back to your starting point at the top of the ridge.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roughly 4.4 miles in and out. Very nice, expansive views! The beauty of this trail is that you can see about 4 stellar rock formations from one location.
My favorite part was watching the hawks soar about! This is a ridge trail; therefore no water along the way, so take plenty.
(Caution: Very shear cliffs)

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