Courthouse Rock Trail #202

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Steep rock face surrounded by forest

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.  

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This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Courthouse Rock Trail #202 Map

Courthouse Rock Trail #202 Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

Red River Gorge Brochure (pdf)

Parking: Auxier Ridge Trailhead

Trail Connections:

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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

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

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:

Parking is available at the trailhead parking area. 


Activities


Hiking

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