Koomer Ridge Trail #220

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Koomer Ridge Trail #220 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.

Koomer Ridge Trail #220 extends from the trailhead parking area west of the Koomer Ridge Campground. After about 2 miles along the ridge, the trail descends to Chimney Top Creek where it joins Rough Trail #221.

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

Koomer Ridge Trail #220 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Koomer Ridge Campground backpackers parking area

Trail Connections: Hidden Arch Trail #208 (1 mile)
Silver Mine Arch Trail #225 and spur (1.75 miles)
Buck Trail # 226 (1.5 miles)
Rough Trail #221 (7 miles)

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
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. 


Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right onto KY 15; travel east 4.9 miles to the Koomer Ridge Campground on the left. Take the left fork in the campground and park in at the backpackers parking lot 634B on the left.


Parking is available at the Koomer Ridge Campground backpackers parking lot. 



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