Silvermine Arch Trail #225

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Silvermine Arch Trail #225 Map

Silvermine Arch Trail leaves the backpacker's parking area at Koomer Ridge Campground and follows a dry wooded ridge northeast to Silvermine Arch, a natural arch with a large waterfall below the cliff. A spur trail leads back to Koomer Ridge Campground.

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Trailhead: Koomer Ridge Campground
Trail Connections: Koomer Ridge Trail #220 (2.75 miles)
Nearby Trails: Cliff Trail #206 (0.5 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

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. Recreation Schedule and Fees
Where to buy a permit
Open Season: Open all year
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


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


From Slade, turn right on KY 15 and travel 5 miles to Koomer Ridge Campground on the left. Take the left fork in the campground and park in the backpackers parking lot.



Parking is available at the backpackers parking area in Koomer Ridge Campground.



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