Whittleton Arch Trail #217

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Whittleton Arch

Whittleton Arch Trail #217 leads to Whittleton Arch. The trail is approximately one mile from Whittleton Campground on the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 section 14. This section is also known as the Whittleton Branch Trail.

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Whittleton Arch Trail #217 Guide and Map (pdf)

Whittleton Arch is recorded as the largest arch by mass in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. 

Nearby Facilities: Whittleton Campground operated by Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Whittleton Arch Trail #217 Map

At a Glance

Fees None
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

General Information


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


Exit the Mountain Parkway at Slade (Exit 33). Follow KY 11 south 1.8 miles to Whittleton Campground on left and trailhead parking area.


Parking is available at the trailhead at Whittleton Campground.  



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