Courthouse Rock Trail #202

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Steep rock face surrounded by forest

Courthouse Rock Trail #202 connects as a loop off of Auxier Ridge Trail #204. The trail leaves the Auxier Ridge Trail and descends below the cliff along an old logging road to a large rock formation resembling a courthouse.

The trail passes through the forest, below high cliffs and across slow trickling springs that feed into Auxier Branch. The area is scenic and rich with diverse native flora.  

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This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Courthouse Rock Trail #202 Map

Courthouse Rock Trail #202 Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

Parking: Auxier Ridge Trailhead

Trail Connections:

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 Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

General Information


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


Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right onto KY 15; travel east 3.2 miles to Tunnel Ridge Road on the left. Follow Tunnel Ridge Road about 3 miles to its terminus at the Auxier Ridge parking area.


Parking is available at the trailhead parking area. 



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