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Red River Gorge Friendship Arch is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 0.8 mi Elevation gain 78 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Views

Rocky

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Recordings (16)
Completed (21)
brian mudrak
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Hiking

Great arch. When you get to the end of ridge take a hairpin turn back down to get to the arch.

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Paul Barry
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HikingOver grownScramble

Once you reach the end of the trail, hike down and to the left to reach Friendship Tube first, then the next level down has Friendship Arch. The trail down looks steep but it’s not bad. The Arch isn’t amazing but the rock formations of the entire area are very nice. Keep in mind this is an unofficial trail so it is not cleared and maintained like other trails, but route finding wasn’t too difficult.

Kallie Kibler
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HikingClosed

Don’t go to this trail right now!! The very beginning of Chimney Top Road is closed. I guess you could park in front of the barricaded and walk down the road but it’s a little far down that road...

Angela Graham
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Hiking

Just so everyone is aware, this is not an OFFICIAL trail. It will not be marked or cleared. This is an off trail, bushwhacking, Eureka experience. Once you do find it, this is an awesome arch.

J. Conaire Smith
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Hiking

Easy hike. Great Arch.

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Leslie Stull
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HikingBlowdownOver grown
Leslie Stull
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

This was the last hike of the day so we chose a short one. The trail head is not marked at all. The trail is badly over grown and it looks like a storm has come thru at some point in time. the undergrowth makes it very easy to get off the trail especially coming back out. I didnt see an arch anywhere just a big rock. We tried to climb down to the bottom but got so far and it just didnt seem worth it anymore. The only thing that made it worth the trip was sitting on top of one of the rocks and just enjoying nature. Maybe once the trail is cleaned up and marked a little better it might be a good hike.

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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

minor arch, not real significant.

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking
First to Review

Didn’t find the arch after hiking to the end of the recorded path. It may have been a steep climb down

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Hali Castle
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HikingOver grown
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Tyler Whisman
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Hiking
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William Davis
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Camping
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Scott C.
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Hiking
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Jeremy Minton
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Hiking
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Elaine Wagel
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Hiking
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Dave F
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Hiking
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Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking
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Melody Hoffman
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Hiking
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Ashleigh Schmeltzer
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Hiking
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Mike Schmeltzer
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Hiking
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