Bison Way Trail #210

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Bison Way Trail #210 Map

This location is temporarily shut down to protect the health and safety of visitors and our staff. This site is tentatively reopening on May 22, 2020.  Please check back to be sure there are no changes

Bison Way Trail #210 is most often used as a connector trail to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. The trail passes several small streams. Hikers will enjoy a variety of seasonal wildflowers.

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

Trail Connections: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100  Section 12 (near Sargent Branch)

Bison Way Trail #210 Guide and Map (pdf) 

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: This location is temporarily shut down. This site is tentatively reopening on May 22, 2020. 
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
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Stanton
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

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 left again onto KY 15. Go approximately 1.4 miles and turn right on KY 77. Follow 77 through the Nada Tunnel, across the Red River and to KY 715. Follow 715 approximately 3.5 miles to a parking area located just before the two-lane bridge that crosses Gladie Creek.


Parking is available at the Bison Way Trailhead parking area.



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