Wildcat Trail #228

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Wildcat Trail #228 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.

Wildcat Trail #228 is within the Clifty Wilderness of the Red River Gorge. The trail follows an abandoned logging road down a ridge for approximately one mile and then begins to descend to Swift Camp Creek Trail #219.

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Wildcat Trail #228 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead:  Latitude  37.79020955  Longitude -83.59287041

Trail Connections: Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 (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 you will be 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

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

Exit the Mountain Parkway at Slade, exit 33. Follow KY 11 north 0.1 miles to KY 15. Turn right on KY 15 and travel east 7 miles to KY 715 on the left. Turn left onto KY 715 and continue 2.7 miles to Wildcat Trail parking area on the left. The Wildcat Trail begins on the opposite side of the road from the parking area.

Pine Ridge: Exit the Mountain Parkway at Pine Ridge (exit 40) and head west on KY 15 to its junction with KY 715. Turn right on KY 715 and continue 2.7 miles to the Wildcat Trail parking area on the left. The Wildcat Trail begins on the opposite side of the road from the parking area.


Parking:

Parking is available at the Wildcat Trailhead parking area on KY 715. 


Activities


Hiking

Hide detail HIDE

Day Hiking



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