Auxier Ridge Trail #204

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Auxier Ridge Trail #204

Auxier Ridge Trail #204 follows a high, narrow ridge 2.1 miles to its terminus where views of Double Arch, Haystack Rock, Courthouse Rock, Raven Rock and other views of the Red River Gorge are numerous. Sheer cliffs extend on both sides of the ridge.

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

Red River Gorge Brochure (pdf)

Trail connections:

Nearby Trails: Double Arch Trail #201

Trailhead: Auxier Ridge Trailhead on Tunnel Ridge Road

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

Current Conditions:  
Fees No fee for trail use.
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. 


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 Parking area on Tunnel Ridge Road. 



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