Grays Arch Trail #205

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Grays Arch Trail #205 Map

Grays Arch Trail #205 begins at the Grays Arch Picnic Area off of Tunnel Ridge Road. After 1/4-mile, the trail follows Rough Trail #221 down the ridge and then off into a drain to King Branch. The trail again forks, continuing to Grays Arch.

The trail is scenic and rich in native flora. During wet weather, a beautiful waterfall occurs at the arch. 

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

Trail Connections: Rough Trail #221 (7 miles)
Trailhead: Gray's Arch Picnic Area
Latitude 37.80805052  Longitude -83.65804953

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


Parking is available at the Grays Arch Picnic Area and trailhead parking lot. 


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

The toilet facilities at the trailhead are 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. The Grays Arch Picnic Area is less than one mile on the right.



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