Double Arch Trail #201

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Double Arch Trail #201 Map

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

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This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

Double Arch Trail #201 Map (pdf)

Red River Gorge Brochure (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)

Red River Gorge 36x36 Map36x36 inch map (pdf; 7 MB) of the Red River Gorge. Includes trails, roads, streams, recreation areas, Clifty Wilderness and other boundaries. You can get this map printed full size by contacting a print vendor with a large format plotter. In some versions of Acrobat, you can print out sections on your home printer. Better yet, download the file for a digital reference.

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
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


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

Toilets at the parking area are wheelchair accessible. 


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. 



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