Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail [CLOSED]

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Natural Bridge State Park

Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 10.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,801 feet Route Type: Out & Back


nature trips

rock climbing


bird watching





wild flowers



over grown


no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

Mon Apr 22 2019

excellent veiws

Sun Oct 21 2018

Fun. I personally like the eagle's nest trail.

Wed Oct 03 2018

NOT an OFFROAD drivng trail, Hiking ONLY!

Sat Jul 29 2017

Love it here.., only live 30 minutes away!! Lucky me! :)

ohv/off road driving
Sat Mar 11 2017

why is this marked with off road driving?

Mon Oct 24 2016

A friend and I hiked this trail this past weekend and camped over Saturday night. 10/22-23/2016. Leaves are starting to change however next weekend should probably be a better weekend for fall foliage. Loots of woods hiking with 3 streams crossed. Only had one bluff on this hike and no arches; unless we completely missed them. A few huge rock formations and cave structures. Had a bout a mile on a gravel road with traffic and crossed a freeway by bridge road. Like I mentioned not a great trek if looking for a lot of bluff views or rock arches however fairly challenging with a couple difficult challenging. path climbs.

Tue Apr 05 2016

the description should be updates on the pet area. dogs are not allowed. signs are posted in several places so my review isn't accurate coz we weren't able to go.

Sat Jan 02 2016

Nice trail. Went after a heavy week long rain, so trails were sloppy as expected.

Sun Aug 02 2015


Thu Jun 11 2015

Awesome trail. The only thing is there are some parts were you have to cross streams but over all the trail is long and well worth the hike!!!

Mon Sep 08 2014

I have always been a fan of RRG it never disappoints. The views, the wildlife, and the other hikers you meet on the trail. It's a must see/hike in your lifetime

Fri Jul 04 2014

Red river gorge is a beautiful geological site. There are ton of cool natural rock arches and the red river was beautiful. Trail were moderately challenging with a lot of up and down. Camp site were hard to come by you really need to do some reaching off the trail to find something that works. All n all it was a great trip!

Mon Jan 28 2013

My brother and I did a part of this trail last year in June on a 3 day backpacking base camp hike. Make no mistake this trail is not for the faint of heart it has many twists and turns and extreme up and down grades. Saying all that Daniel Boon Forest is BEAUTIFUL there are many scenic areas like grays arch(50 foot high natural rock arch) and natural bridge. There are many areas to filter water via little creeks and the red river. Overall a very fun experience I will defiantly be going back.

Thu Feb 03 2011

as you can see i submitted a photo of a terrific hike. secured parking check , park rangers not on our jocks all the time check, view double check, price for backcountry camping check, i don't mind providing funds for natural wonders we all need to fight for

Sat Jun 12 2010

Fun hike, we use it for a warm up for our more strenuous hikes. A very day pretty hike in the fall.

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