Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

Auxier Ridge Trailhead

Distance

6.1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Elyse Clark

Dog Friendly
Forest
Scenic
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Hike along the Auxier Ridge to some of the best landmarks in the Red River Gorge.

Start at the trailhead located just past the Gray's Arch picnic area. Follow Auxier Ridge Trail #204 (white diamonds). You will pass a trail junction at 0.9 miles, but continue on Auxier Ridge. At the following fork in the trail keep right.

Along the trail, you will catch views from the ridge of Raven's Rock, Double Arch, Courthouse Rock, and the surrounding valley. Be careful of the steep cliffs.

A staircase will take you down from the ridge, where you will head onto Courthouse Rock Trail. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Auxier Branch Trail, which follows along a creek. At 3.1 miles take the Double Arch Trail #201 to the right, leading to Double Arch.

Retrace your steps to the Auxier Branch Trail junction. Finally, follow Double Arch Trail back to the parking lot.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Anywhere in the Gorge is great, but this is one of the better trails. It's a classic for the RRG. Can be a bit challenging but also very rewarding. Climbing up Courthouse Rock isn't for the non adventurous, but if you can handle a bit of nerves from climbing it's great. Links in with Auxier Ridge which is also a must.

Distance

6.1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Added by

Elyse Clark

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