Double Arch Trail #201

Area Status: Open

Double Arch Trail #201 descends below a high sandstone cliff and through a forest of giant hemlocks and bigleaf magnolias. At the end of the ridge, a breathtaking overlook sits underneath Double Arch. From here, hikers can see Courthouse Rock, Haystack Rock and other rock features in the Red River Gorge. This 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.  

Double Arch Trail #201 Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Auxier Ridge Trailhead

Trail Connections: Auxier Branch Trail #203 (1 mile)
Nearby Trails: Courthouse Rock #202 (2 miles)
Auxier Ridge Trail #204 (2 miles)

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
Information Center: Gladie Office Contact Information

General Information


Toilets 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 Auxier Ridge Trailhead parking area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


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2.25 miles

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