Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point

MODERATE 19 reviews

Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point is a 5.1 mile out and back trail located near Stanton, Kentucky that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

hiking
14 days ago

The hike out was pretty and easy until we reached the turn off point for the unmarked trail to Hanson’s point. The trail was narrow and somewhat over grown. But the reward at Hanson’s point was beautiful.

backpacking
14 days ago

Had a great family backpacking trip on this trail. Side trail to Hanson’s Point is very narrow and low overhead brush. No nearby water source, so make sure you pack enough in especially if staying overnight. I recommend doing it at least once.

backpacking
25 days ago

The rest of the reviews are true. The view is stellar! The only downside is that it is very hard to find without GPS. There are several side trails which lead to nowhere. If you’re looking for a good camp spot, there are many options along the way! Whether you have a hammock or are a ground dweller (tent), I counted approximately 4 large clearings with fire pits and log seats for large groups. Couldn’t recommend this trail enough! Definitely worth the trek!!! Do not miss this.

2 months ago

One of the most beautiful trails. The end of the trail is breath taking. Not very hard trail. Just look out for lizards and snakes.

hiking
3 months ago

This was a fun little hike with great views of the gorge. The hike itself isn't particularly difficult, however once you get on the actual trail to Hanson's Point from Pinch-em Tight the foliage does get a bit overwhelming. The trail is very obvious, but it feels like you are crouch-walking through a cocoon of pine trees. Wear long sleeves to avoid scratches on your arms. Hanson's Point is unique in that you get a clear view of Halfmoon, Chimney Top, and Cloudsplitter. It is definitely worth checking out!

hiking
4 months ago

I've been to Hanson's Point a few times, and it's one of the best views in Red River Gorge. I would recommend this hike in the fall/winter season. The trail to get to Hanson's Point is not an official trail. So, it's a very narrow foot path tunneled by new pine growth. There are a lot of fallen trees, so I imagine it might be pretty "snaky" in warmer weather.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Saturday, August 05, 2017