Grays Arch Loop Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hiking the loop counter clockwise is suggested since the path down rough trail from the escarpment is easier to spot going downhill. It's a beautiful trial with gorgeous views from the bluffs.
Absolutely worth the effort!
Don't be like us and hop onto 221 again at the Arch, it leads East, to the other side of the park. If you hopped on at the Fork, just go back the way you came!
This was one of my favourite trails when I lived in KY! It is very scenic, the area at the bottom of the arch is extremely photogenic. This loop is very easy to hike quick or slow depending on what is wanted and is not too treacherous, although there are some areas with steep drops on the side of the trail.
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Trail is well maintained and well marked and can be made into either a 1.5 mile (each way) out and back or a larger 4.5 mile (in total) loop. The trail head area has bathrooms and lots of picnic tables and grill areas! The arch is pretty impressive. We took our dogs and saw several others on the trail. It is definitely more moderate than hard, the first half of the trail is completely flat. . . but are several sets of steps closer to the arch.
Grays Arch is one of the most beautiful spots at the Gorge. The hike is difficult, but it is rewarding. Fantastic scenery throughout. If you are a less than fit hiker, I would recommend a short rest before the hike back up and out of the valley.
Hiked this for the first time today and would easily do it again. Beautiful trail
First time hiking here, great trail to start out on!
Great hike on a cold Saturday morning. The arch is amazing. The trail is rated as hard, but it is more of a moderate hike. I would advise hiking the loop counterclockwise.
Great trail fairly strenuous great views