Grays Arch Loop Trail

HARD 122 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
813 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

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.

21 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

4 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Parked at the picnic area, and, after starting towards the trail head, we remembered the previous comments stating to go counter-clockwise. This requires walking out to the road and starting with directions for the "pinch-em-tight" trail. Near the end of the loop, we explored off trail and climbed up to the under side of Gray's Arch. We call this a happy accident! Fairly low traffic on the loop and perfect weather. We would visit again!

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Amazing views, hiking, elevation changes and people along the trail. Great if you want to challenge yourself as the second half has quite the climb up.

19 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

trail running
27 days ago

Great running,

28 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is all downhill going to the arch which means it's all uphill leaving. That's when it gets hard. Worth the hike to see though. Love the RRG

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice straightforward hike with stairs to help you in or out of the valley. Gray's Arch is the best feature. The overlooks on this trail aren't as impressive as some other spots in the gorge. Take the east-bound unofficial side trail to a ridge in the northeast part of the loop. It is near the intersection for the eastern part of Rough Trail. This has a pristine overlook and camping spot. Great loop for training or trail running.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike to impressive Grays Arch. Ridgetop areas are fairly easy, but climbs in/out of ravines are fairly steep. Grays Arch is popular and trailhead parking area is small, so plan weekday or winter visit to reduce the crowds.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike