Natural Arch Trail

EASY 38 reviews

Natural Arch Trail is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Whitley City, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
3 days ago

The US Forest Service calls this the Buffalo Canyon Trail (#508). It is a fantastic trail but a bit harder for an old, out of shape guy like me!

8 days ago

Nice and easy trail for mostly everyone.

hiking
19 days ago

Some friends and I hiked this trail last week with several children in our group and had a lot of fun. We did the shorter loop due to the kids. I would consider this an easy hike, even though there are stairs.

hiking
1 month ago

Arch is beautiful, but quite a few stairs. Otherwise nice hike and some beautiful scenery!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike, the trail goes down so just be prepared for the hike back up. :)

hiking
1 month ago

Outstanding hike good for beginners as well as experienced hikers

hiking
1 month ago

very pretty trail....lots to see. There was a lot of rain before we went and had to get creative on how to cross the creek.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Great scenery, easy hiking! Love it!

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy trail, except for when you have to wade through​ a river to continue on with the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

We just did the arch and the loop trail that encircles the “arch mountain” and it is really cool. If you are into giant boulders/rock formations, this is a nice short little hike. Planning on doing the Buffalo Canyon trail next.

2 months ago

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8 months ago

It's amazing how Beautiful it is here and it's really easy

8 months ago

Beautiful trail, down hill on the way to the Natural Arch, uphill with quite a few stairs on the way back, but a very nice, easy trail, mostly paved. Beautiful overlooks and scenic views. Costs $3 to park

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful walk would have been perfect for late in the fall

walking
11 months ago

loved it.. beautiful.. and easy enough for my 4 year old to enjoy!