Sheltowee Trace: Red River Gorge

MODERATE 21 reviews

Sheltowee Trace: Red River Gorge is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Campton, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2020 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
29 days ago

I liked this trail. Be warned we did see a rattlesnake and a copper head swimming in the pool of water where the big rock is. It’s a long trail and we didn’t get a chance to finish it. But the bridge was neat. Didn’t get to see a lot of birds, just heard them.

walking
1 month ago

This was our first time to the area. Trail was great in the beginning, loved the suspension bridge, but then it got confusing and we got lost. We happened upon one sign that the top had been knocked off, not sure what was on it. I’ll be sending in the picture in and hopefully they’ll get it fixed. On another sign, the words for the trail were barely legible. Somehow we ended up on the rough trail and had been walking five hours before we walked out, thankfully with the help of a couple of hikers who have been there before and who knew the area.

backpacking
2 months ago

very nice trail.

backpacking
6 months ago

You can't go wrong in RRG!

backpacking
7 months ago

Loved it

Monday, January 09, 2017

great trail! near the beginning you will come across "Jump Rock" which is a giant rock to jump off into the rock quarried river. Great place to swim on a hot summer day.

hiking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Trail had a few trees down but overall a great trail! Now get out there in nature!

hiking
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

More strenuos than moderate, but the trail is well marked and developed. Plenty to see out at this trail in the red.

hiking
Friday, June 10, 2011

This is a great trail. Not to tuff and the elevation isn't to bad. Good for people looking to do a long moderate.
Best season is fall due to all the colors, less rain, and less bugs.

hiking
11 days ago

backpacking
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hiking
7 months ago

Sunday, March 05, 2017

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

hiking
Sunday, September 23, 2012