Silvermine Arch Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Silvermine Arch Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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waterfall

This trail leaves the backpacker's parking area at Koomer Ridge Campground and follows a dry wooded ridge northeast to Silvermine Arch, a natural arch with a large waterfall below the cliff. A spur trail leads back to Koomer Ridge Campground.

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4 months ago

Pretty easy trail, at about the last quarter mile there are lots of stairs to descend and climb.

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5 months ago

Beautiful arch and area around it.

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7 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail. Being able to jump on right behind our campsite made the Koomer Ridge prices well worth it.

I hiked it multiple times during our stay. On a particularly​ hot day, I sought refuge by climbing up some rocks into a damp shaded spot not far from the silvermine arch. Only 3 ppl passed me in 3 hours on a nice weekend so I don't think it is too heavily trafficked.
The arch itself was beautiful and calm, with just steady drips and no falls. Easy to do some careful off-trail climbing to explore a bit.

The trip back up can be brutal at the end of a day of hiking though. I am a fairly fit dude and there was one time where I had to take that giant staircase very slowly bc my body was quite frustrated at what I was asking it to do. That said, there are more strenuous hikes in the area and I saw a group of folks who looked to be in their 60s (and fit) handle it fine.

Totally worth it. I can't wait to go back when more is in bloom.

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7 months ago

7 months ago

Would be better after some rain- it's been dry for a while, so the falls were non-existent.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

Really liked this trail once it was in the deep forest.

8 months ago

The arch is worth the Stairs!

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