Courthouse Rock Trail #202
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. Courthouse Rock Trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
The Red River Gorge Geological Area has more than 100 natural arches, the greatest concentration of arches east of the Rocky Mountains.
Courthouse Rock Trail #202 Trail Guide and Map (pdf)
Parking: Auxier Ridge Trailhead
At a Glance
|Passes:||No fee for trail use. All vehicles on KY 15 or in the Red River Gorge and Indian Creek area north of KY 15 must display a recreation permit for backcountry camping between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. $5/day; $7/3 days; $50/annual pass. Recreation Passes and Permits|
|Information Center:||Gladie Office Contact Information|
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information