Courthouse Rock Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Courthouse Rock Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stanton, Kentucky that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2030 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

This trail connects as a loop off of Auxier Ridge Trail. The trail leaves the Auxier Ridge Trail and descends below the cliff along an old logging road to a large rock formation resembling a courthouse.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome views. I climbed to the top of Courthouse Rock and I'm not sure if I would do it again. You definitely have to trust your coordination to do this climb without rope and harness. The trail is awesome though.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic trail. Moderate difficulty. Love the wilderness and pine trails. Trail was well marked but we still got a little lost near the stairs by courthouse rock where auxier trail branches off.

Had a great time despite how my legs feel!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite marked trails in The Gorge!

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Park at courthouse rock then hike to double arch and take road/path back to car nice hike.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

Very fun trail

7 months ago

Good trail well worth the price of admission

8 months ago

I bouldered to the top of Courthouse Rock and the view is amazing!! The climb looks scary looking at it from the ground but it is so worth it once you make it to the top! An advanced climb up on top of the rock but the trail to it is fairly easy.

9 months ago

camping
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Heavy damage with trees down caused some grief. Significant uphill on the return trip. Worked hard to avoid poison ivy next to the trail most of the way. Lots of spider webs from low traffic. Until this trail is cleaned up and more heavily traveled, I do not recommend. If you are so inclined, take this trail out to Courthouse rock, and take Auxier Ridge trail back to avoid the uphill return. Auxier is dynamite, by the way, and my recommendation to see Courthouse Rock.

hiking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016