Rush Ridge Trail #227

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Rush Ridge Trail #227 Map

Rush Ridge Trail #227 is a connector trail that passes along a wooded ridge with several scenic overlooks into the gorge. The trail connects the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 (Pinch-em-tight) with Rough Trail #221.

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

Rush Ridge Trail #227 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Pinch-em-tight trailhead parking area
Latitude 37.80529033  Longitude -83.65508786

Trail Connections:

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, travel east on KY 15 for 3.2 miles to Tunnel Ridge Road on the left. Follow Tunnel Ridge Road 0.7-mile to the Pinch-em-tight parking area on the left. Hike the Pinch-em-tight Trail to its junction with Rush Ridge Trail #227.


Parking:

Parking is available at the Pinch-em-tight parking area. 


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking