Angel Windows Trail #218

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Angel Windows Trail #218, Whistling Arch Trail #234 Maps

Angel 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.

Angel Windows Trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Angel Windows Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Angel Windows Trailhead

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
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Stanton
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 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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