Swift Camp Creek Trail #219

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 Map

Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 winds through the Clifty Wilderness underneath large hemlocks with dense rhododendron thickets. The trail crosses several tributary streams and weaves around numerous boulders.

While this trail follows Swift Camp Creek for most of its length, it provides easy access to the creek in only a few areas. The trail skirts steep drop-offs that provide views of the creek below.

Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailheads: Rock Bridge Trailhead - Accessing the trail from here requires hiking a portion of Rock Bridge Trail.
Latitude 37.77089711 Longitude -83.56678467
Angel Windows  Trailhead 
Latitude 37.798931 Longitude -83.59138607

Trail Connections:
Rock Bridge Trail # 207 (1.25 miles)
Wildcat Trail #228 (1.75 miles)

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.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-8100

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

From Slade, take KY 15 for 7 miles to KY 715. Turn left on 715 and continue 0.3 miles to Rock Bridge Road on the right. Follow this road to its terminus at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area. Hike Rock Bridge Trail to its junction with the Swift Camp Creek Trail.

From Pine Ridge (exit 40 off Mountain Parkway), head west on KY 15 to KY 715. Turn right on 715 and continue 0.3 miles to Rock Bridge Road on the right. Follow this road to its terminus at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area. Hike Rock Bridge Trail to its junction with the Swift Camp Creek Trail.

You can also access the Swift Camp Creek Trail near the Angel Windows parking area, which is approximately 5 miles further on KY 715.
 


Parking:

Parking is available at the Angel Windows or Rock Bridge trailheads. 


Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking



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