Red River Gorge Hatton Ridge Loop is a 9.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frenchburg, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and horses and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,062 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

views

This is a hike starting at the Hatton Cemetary on the North side of the Red River gorge area.   Dropping down into the gorge rather steeply, the trail follows the creek bed for a while before coming out at an old road, then crosses over Powder Mill Creek and begins the big climb - venturing off trail for a short bit, you will fins hidden arch. Return to the climb, past two huge sinkholes, and back to Hatton Ridge Rd.  Taking a nice side trip out to Blackburn Rock offers one of the BEST views.