The Best Backpacking in Slade

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Top backpacking spots in and near Slade

  • Slade, Kentucky

    Hike the Indian Staircase Loop and Cloudsplitter

    5.0
    10 mi
    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 the incline. Keeping going until you get to the base...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop

    5.97 mi / 823 ft gain
    Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Slade, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike the Auxier Ridge Trail, KY

    5.0
    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    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), which you will see after about 1 mile.  In about 2...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Courthouse Rock and Double Arch via Auxier Ridge Trail

    7.4 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Courthouse Rock and Double Arch via Auxier Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Red River Gorge Loop

    12.29 mi / 2438 ft gain
    Red River Gorge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Martin's Fork to Sheltowee Suspension Bridge

    7.84 mi / 1375 ft gain
    Martin's Fork to Sheltowee Suspension Bridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Pinch Em Tight to Hanson's Point

    5.19 mi / 581 ft gain
    Pinch Em Tight to Hanson's Point is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Slade, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Pinch Em Tight, Rough Trail, and Rush Ridge Loop

    3.97 mi / 581 ft gain
    Pinch Em Tight, Rough Trail, and Rush Ridge Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Slade, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Koomer Ridge and Gray's Arch Loop

    11.21 mi / 1785 ft gain
    Koomer Ridge and Gray's Arch Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Backpack Chimney Top Loop

    4.0
    10.7 mi / 40 ft gain
    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 trail. After stopping at the arch, rejoin Sheltowe...
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  • Frenchburg, Kentucky

    Sheltowee Trace: Red River Gorge

    12.33 mi / 2133 ft gain
    Sheltowee Trace: Red River Gorge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky.
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  • Frenchburg, Kentucky

    Red River Gorge East Loop

    8.46 mi / 1358 ft gain
    Red River Gorge East Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Frenchburg, Kentucky.
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  • Frenchburg, Kentucky

    Gray's Arch via Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail

    10.39 mi / 1706 ft gain
    Gray's Arch via Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Bison Way Trail 210

    5.6 mi / 925 ft gain
    Bison Way Trail 210 is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Frenchburg, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Bison Way, Indian Staircase, Sheltowee, Rough and Swift Camp Creek Trail

    16.04 mi / 3301 ft gain
    Bison Way, Indian Staircase, Sheltowee, Rough and Swift Camp Creek Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Frenchburg, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Indian Staircase to Pinch Em Tight Ridge Loop

    17.1 mi / 3425 ft gain
    Indian Staircase to Pinch Em Tight Ridge Loop is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Frenchburg, Kentucky.
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