Top Adventures in Slade

  • Hike the Indian Staircase Loop and Cloudsplitter

    Starting at the Bison Way Trailhead #210. You'll take this until you come to the intersection of the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100. Go left. You're going to turn right on the unmarked trail just past the sign that says stay on trail. This is quite th...

    10 miles

  • Camp at Miguel's Pizza

    The Red River Gorge is known for the best rock climbing in the east. A man named Miguel opened a pizzeria in the gorge, and soon began letting climbers camp behind the restaurant for a mere $2/night. Today, the tradition has continued, and dozens ...

  • Hike to Whittleton Arch

    Starting from the Whittleton Campground, you will follow along a stream until reaching the Whittleton Arch Trail at 0.75 miles. Turn right to reach the arch. It is also worth noting that this is the only pet friendly trail in the park.You can add ...

    2 miles 280 ft gain

  • Hike to Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock

    This popular hike begins near the state park gift shop and has options to continue to other trails at multiple points. The first .75 miles, starting at about 800 feet, is the hike up to the Natural Bridge. This portion of the hike contains basical...

    2 miles 400 ft gain

  • Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

    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 t...

    6.1 miles

  • Hike the Auxier Ridge Trail, KY

    This can be done as a quick hike, or as an overnighter so you can catch both sunset and sunrise.  Park at the Auxier Ridge Trailhead and take the Auxier Ridge Trail (#204).  Do NOT take the branch on the left for the Courthouse Rock Trail (#202), ...

    4 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike to Gray's Arch

    The trail approaches the arch through a ravine, passing by cliffs, dense forest, and a stream (Kings Branch) en route.

    3.3 miles

  • Backpack Chimney Top Loop

    Start out on Koomer Ridge Trail to see Hidden Arch. You will then head into the Right Fork Chimney Top Creek watershed, where you'll spend the night.The next day, hike along Buck Ridge to Sheltowee Trace Trail. Gray's Arch is located off of this t...

    10.7 miles 40 ft gain

  • Rock Climb Tectonic Wall in Muir Valley

    Directions to Muir Valley (from Miguel's Pizza)Drive south on KY 11 for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto KY 715. Stay on this road for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto road 2016. Stay on this road for 1.4 miles. Keep an eye out for a carpet store on your right...

  • Rock Climb Bruise Brothers in Muir Valley

    Directions to Muir Valley (from Miguel's Pizza)Drive south on KY 11 for 6.3 miles. Turn left onto KY 715. Stay on this road for 2.7 miles. Turn right onto road 2016. Stay on this road for 1.4 miles. Keep an eye out for a carpet store on your right...

  • Hike Sky Bridge Loop

    The trailhead parking lot is located just off of KY 715. If coming from the North you will cross the Red River at Osborne Bend and continue up the steep hill until the very top. The parking lot access road is in a hairpin curve at the top of the h...

    0.9 miles 300 ft gain

  • Rock Climb Foxfire at the Red River Gorge

    Directions to Eagle Point Buttress from the Shell gas Station.Head west on KY-15 for 1.6 miles then turn left onto KY 77. Stay on KY-77 for 5.1 miles. While you are on this road you will go through a oneway tunnel so be careful of cars coming out ...

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