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Whittleton Branch Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 331 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Cave

Forest

Views

Waterfall

No dogs

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Reviews (172)
Photos (183)
Recordings (127)
Completed (332)
Avery Evans
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Hiking

Half of trail pretty muddy after rain but nice hike out and the arch has many rocks to climb and see.

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Kate W.
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Cameron Crago
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HikingMuddy

A small part of teh early trail is a little muddy

Kasi Detmer
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HikingMuddy

This was a beautiful trail. It runs along a creek much of the way and the sound of water is lovely to hike with. We started on the trail at 8:30am and didn’t see anyone else until we were on our way back at 10:00/10:30 and they were starting out. The muddy washed out parts remain. The first patch was just muddy but doable. The second part is almost impassable without hanging onto a tree to keep from sliding off of the edge. We almost turned back as we were baby carrying but managed to do it by helping each other. I would classify this as a bit harder than “easy.” We attempted with our five year old and unfortunately didn’t make it to the end. With the amount of hills to trek up and down and slippery rocks and mud on the hills to navigate, it was just too much and he was exhausted and we had to turn back before what I am betting was the last steep hill to climb :/. That being said we were able to stop at one of the big rocks on the way back and play in the creek for a little bit and he was happy, though we missed the fun formation and waterfall at the end. If you’re with older kids or grown ups I’m sure it’s no problem!

Kate Ludwikowski
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HikingFloodedMuddy

This was an awesome trail. We did this with our large dog (90+ lbs) with no problem. This was hardly trafficked when were out (7/8am). There was evidence of a pretty significant mudslide about a quarter of a mile in, but it was just mud to trek through. Super doable. About half a mile in, there was another mudslide, but this one was tough to trek through. Be careful and bring a hiking stick (for extra traction). At the peak of the trail was an awesome rock face and overhang.

Carey Marie
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Joel Gonzalez
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HikingMuddy

Trail was muddy at parts that made it challenging for beginners to safely maneuver. Arch was worth the trail and would recommend it.

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Rick Angel
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Dean Combs
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Awesome trail, not too difficult. 2 areas where impacted by a mudslide but passable. Good for whole family and the arch and waterfall worth the hike.

Renee Phillips
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HikingMuddy

Beautiful trail, like a fairy forest in the beginning. There were several areas where the trail was washed out and very muddy. It looks like they were marked for repair but traverse gingerly in these areas. The reward of The Arch are well worth a possible muddy backside.

Austin Calico
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Hiking

They’re still working on the landslide portion, but they’ve got a detour around it and it’s passable all the way up and back.

Jake Campbell
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Hiking

The trail is blocked off by a landslide about half a mile from the start.

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Cory Harper
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HikingMuddy

A great easy trail for all ages! The hike was a total 3.4 miles from start to finish. The arch/waterfall at the turnaround is definitely worth the mud you trek through!

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Dustin Schaffer
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Hiking

Took our 6 and 4 yr olds. Decent hike. Arch is cool. Tight spots along the way for little ones.

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Fanciulla Genteel
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Elijah Sears
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Matt Stephens-Rich
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HikingMuddy

Waterfall low, but gorgeous hike!

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Missi Amburgey
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Hiking

This is a great trail for young children! The path is easy and the view is beautiful, the water is accessible in many places which the kids love! I will definitely take this trail again!!

Ryan B.
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Ryan Marsh
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Hiking

Great trail for a family hike including the dogs. Skinny at times and some washouts, but completely manageable.

Jeff Film
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Hiking

Very nice trail. The view is well worth the last hill.

Mark Jones
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HikingBugs

It looks like a great trail with lots of potential. Sadly I think we found the source of all mosquitos in the gorge. Continous swarms of them forced us to turn back after just 1/2 mile.Other places we hiked that same day were not nearly as bad.

Erin .
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Hiking

Fun little trail

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