Double Arch to Courthouse Rock to Auxier Ridge Loop

MODERATE 25 reviews

Double Arch to Courthouse Rock to Auxier Ridge Loop is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,023 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

From the trailhead go to double arch and then backtrack for about a half a mile. Then take the turn off for Courthouse Rock, follow it to Hay Stack. Then back to the trailhead. Very little backtracking and see three great Red River Gorge sites.

1 month ago

Definitely an nice hike.

backpacking
2 months ago

Three of us hiked in on the Double arch side, descended to the creek between Double arch and Courthouse rock. We found a campsite well off of the trail and stayed 2 nights, making short day hikes as we wanted - In June 2017 (=hot weather) But the creekside campsite was cool enough and the bugs were not bad.....worth it!

4 months ago

Really perfect hike — we did it backwards, starting towards double arch, and it couldn’t have been better.

7 months ago

Took Auxier Ridge to Auxier Branch to Double Arch back to trailhead. Very nice with some good little side spurs. Just be careful on the spurs, especially with children. Most of them are cliffs that you better watch what you're doing.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail with lots of fantastic views and varied terrain. Starts along the auxier ridge, goes to courthouse rock (climb up the thru the crack onto the top of the formation if you're daring enough!), descends along Auxier Branch trail following a beautiful stream, climbs back up to Double Arch (one of the best views in the entire gorge), then goes back to the parking lot along the ridge line road (closed to vehicles). ~8 miles, a bit strenuous, but well worth the effort!

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