Rough Trail #221

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Rough Trail #221 Map

Rough Trail #221 extends through the Red River Gorge  between KY 77 and KY 715. The trail climbs from streamside to ridge-top and back down again several times. 

Rough Trail #221 Guide and Map (pdf)

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

Trailheads: Martins Fork Parking Area on KY 77 and Rough Trail/Swift Camp Creek Trail parking area on KY 715

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

General Information

Parking:

Parking is available at the trailhead on KY 77 and Rough Trail/Swift Camp Creek trail parking area on KY 715.


Directions:

East end of Rough Trail
From Slade, travel east on KY 15 for 7 miles and turn left onto KY 715. Continue 4.1 miles to the Rough Trail/Swift Camp Creek Trail parking area on the left.

From Pine Ridge, take exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway and head west on KY 15. Turn right onto KY 715; continue 4.1 miles to the Swift Camp Creek/Rough Trail parking area on the left. Rough Trail begins from the parking area.

West end of Rough Trail
From Slade, travel west on KY 11/15. After about 1.5 miles, turn right onto KY 77. Follow 77 through Nada Tunnel. The Martin’s Fork parking area is on the left.
 


Accessibility:

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


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  Area/Length : 
7 miles

 

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