Pinch-Em Tight Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews

Pinch-Em Tight Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

walking

cave

forest

views

wildlife

Rush Ridge Trail #227 Rush Ridge Trail #227 ia a connector trail that passes along a wooded ridge with several scenic overlooks into the gorge. The trail connects the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 (Pinch-em-tight) with Rough Trail #221.

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3 months ago

My Girlfriend, dog, and I started Pinch-Em and then took a side trail that connected with Gray's arch. Pinch-Em offered a couple of really nice look-outs and some great spots for camping.

The Tunnel Bridge Road bridge was closed off of MT. Highway so we had to park on the side of the road and walk the quarter mile to the trail head. The walk was worth it for the loop we did.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pitch-em Tight to Hanson's Point. Little off trail action that can prove difficult for some. Worth it when you make it to the end. No water on the way so bring plenty, especially if you're camping.

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Friday, August 14, 2015

So much fun!!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

nice, easy hike.. about 20 minutes out there is a good place to take beginners rappelling. . train there then go to half moon..

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I just did this trail over Labor Day weekend. The trail is wide and easy to hike. I took it in a couple of miles and then took Rough Trail to an unmarked trail to camp atround Hanson's point. The Gorge is constantly up and down with elevation, so you get a work out. The scenery along the ridge is nice - it was lush and full. With the humidity and high temperatures, going into the gorge was like walking through a jungle. HOT. But the scenery was also very pretty. I day hiked to Gray's Arch. It was a little dicey around a cave with wet rock, but all in all, a nice experience. I'd like to return on a cooler weekend.

hiking
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

DID THIS TRAIL AS LOOP FROM GRAYS ARCH BACK TO THE ROUGH TRAIL TO SWIFT CAMP CREEK

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I began Pinch em tight trail after as part of a large loop from Koomer Ridge to Grays Arch then back along PemT trail. After the end of a very grueling hike this section was a delight. The sign system at RRG is one of the best you can ask for. There are wonderful views of a creek system to the South with a nice campsite by Ooh La La Rock as well as Signature Rock. My only complaint are as usual man-made. Please dont carve on rock formations or trees! It's a discrace.

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