Buck Trail #226

Area Status: Open

Buck Trail, Red River GorgeBuck Trail #226 connects Koomer Ridge Trail #220 with the Pinch-em-tight section of the Sheltowee Trace. The trail leads from one ridge to the other, across the right fork of Chimney Top Creek. Koomer Ridge Trail begins in the walk-in section of Koomer Ridge Campground. This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Buck Trail #226 Trail Guide and Map (pdf)

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open
Fees: No fee for trail use.
Open Season: Open all year
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Slade, KY
Passes: No fee for trail use. All vehicles on KY 15 or in the Red River Gorge and Indian Creek area north of KY 15 must display a recreation permit for backcountry camping between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. $5/day; $7/3 days; $50/annual pass. Recreation Passes and Permits‚Äč
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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 on 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 the backpackers parking lot 634B on the left. Hike the Koomer Ridge Trail to its junction with Buck Trail.


Parking is available at the Koomer Ridge backpackers parking area. 

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1.5 miles

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