Buck Trail #226

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Buck Trail #226 connects Koomer Ridge Trail #220 with the Pinch-em-tight section of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. The trail leads from one ridge to the other, across the right fork of Chimney Top Creek.

Buck Trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

Trail Connections: Koomer Ridge Trail #220
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100  Section 13 (Pinch-em-tight)

At a Glance

Fees None
Permit Info: You must purchase a permit if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
Open Season: Open all year
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Slade
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
Gladie Learning Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-8100

General Information

Accessibility:

This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. 


Directions:

Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right on KY 15. Travel east 4.9 miles to the Koomer Ridge Campground on the left. Take the left fork in the campground and park in the backpackers parking lot 634B on the left. Hike the Koomer Ridge Trail to its junction with Buck Trail.


Parking:

Parking is available at the Koomer Ridge backpackers parking area. 


Activities


Hiking

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