Angel Windows Trail #218

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Angel Windows Trail #218, Whistling Arch Trail #234 Maps

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.

Angel Windows Trail begins at the Parched Corn Overlook off KY 715. The trail extends along a wooded ridge that leads under a high cliff to Angel Windows - two small arches clustered together at the end of the cliff.

Angel Windows Trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Angel Windows Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Angel Windows Trailhead

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 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
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Stanton
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 toward KY 15. Turn right on 15 and travel east 7 miles to the junction with KY 715. Turn left on 715 and continue 3.8 miles to the Angel Windows parking area on the left.

From exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway, head west on KY 15 to the junction with KY 715. Turn right on 715 and continue 3.8 miles to the Angel Windows parking area on the left.


Parking is available at the Angel Windows trailhead. 



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