Natural Arch Trail

EASY 47 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
938 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Fairly easy trail. Arch is worth seeing, other cool geological formations. Best view of arch is during late fall-early spring.

beautiful trail l really enjoyed the day.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was very easy for my toddler and I! It was a gorgeous view and the hidden treasure beyond the arch was amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice trail. Short handicap accessible paved walkway to the main overview of the arch. Takes no more than 10 minutes to arrive at that point.

3 months ago

The majority of the trail is wide and flat. No matter which side of loop you start the end is a hard up hill climb. The trail runs along a creek with several easy crossings. Youngest in our group is 4 yo and he managed well.

hiking
3 months 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!

4 months ago

Nice and easy trail for mostly everyone.

hiking
4 months 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
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Outstanding hike good for beginners as well as experienced hikers

hiking
5 months 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
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great scenery, easy hiking! Love it!

hiking
5 months ago

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

hiking
6 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.