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Red River Gorge Geological Area

3451 Sky Bridge Rd, Winchester, Kentucky 40380 USA

Free to Visit
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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“There's Only One...Red River Gorge.”

Kentucky’s Red River Gorge will amaze you with its breathtaking landscape, Natural Bridge and other unique geological features. Visitors can enjoy hiking a nature trail, campingat a scenic campsite, cozy cabin rentals and more while visiting the Red River Gorge. The area is also popular with climbers and features a variety of zipline adventures for fun-seekers.

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Chelsea Koglmeier

  • Foodie
  • 242 Reviews
  • 215 Helpful
August 20, 2016

Large, large area. Lots to do. If you like hiking, there's hundreds of options. If you like climbing, I think there's even more. Looks like people just set up shop on the side of the road and go boulder on random cliff faces. Feels like you're getting really far "away" when visiting Red River Gorge.

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Erica Griffith

  • 92 Reviews
  • 104 Helpful
August 20, 2016

Chelsea's right, it's a great getaway spot. If you're a climber from the Kentucky/Ohio area, this place is your mecca.

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Josh Green

  • Road Warrior
  • 144 Reviews
  • 65 Helpful
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

Amazing natural wonder. Just went backpacking for the first time and had a blast. We picked up a trail map and that was super helpful to not get lost. There are signs on every trail with marked trees in case. We camped by a river on Rough Trail. It was the perfect weekend getaway for those loving the outdoors. Only 2.5 hours or less from Cincy which was nice.

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Christopher Warren

  • Road Warrior
  • 134 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0

I grew up backpacking here, and I have to say it evokes so much nostalgia. Breathtaking scenery, kind people, and some of the best climbing in the Midwest. It's a great place to go for a night or a week. I've been going down for 16 years, and I still find new trails and wonders every time.

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  • 49 Reviews
  • 35 Helpful
April 04, 2021

A must if you're a climber or lover of nature!

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December 29, 2018

Beautiful scenery, fascinating geology, trails ranging from moderate to challenging. Recommended.

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Red River Gorge Geological Area

3451 Sky Bridge Rd
Winchester, Kentucky
40380 USA

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Good for bird watching, climbing, and 6 more activities.

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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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