Angel Windows Trail #218

Area Status: Open

Angel WindowsAngel Windows Trail begins at the Parched Corn Overlook off KY 715. The trail extends along a wooded ridge that leads under a high cliff to Angel Windows - two small arches clustered together at the end of the cliff. You will pass a number of overhangs and continue along the ledge. The official trail ends here, where there are some lovely views of the cliffs. Just beware of the drop-off to the right as you go past Angel Windows and use caution when exploring the area. Angel Windows 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.  

Use caution when hiking near cliffs. The clifflines in the Red River Gorge are beautiful, but they are also dangerous. A fall from a cliff can be dangerous or cause serious injury.

Angel Windows Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Angel Windows Trailhead

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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‚Äč
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General Information



Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left toward KY 15. Turn right on 15 and travel east 7 miles to the junction with KY 715. Turn left on 715 and continue 3.8 miles to the Angel Windows parking area on the left.

From exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway, head west on KY 15 to the junction with KY 715. Turn right on 715 and continue 3.8 miles to the Angel Windows parking area on the left.


Parking is available at the Angel Windows trailhead. 

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