Tower Rock Trail #229


Area Status: Open

Tower Rock Trail #229 is in the Clifty Wilderness and leaves KY 715 and ascends through lush vegetation to the base of Tower Rock. Tower Rock Trail begins on the
left side of the road; a small wooden sign marks the start of the trail. It leaves KY 715 and ascends through lush vegetation to the base of Tower Rock. As the trail approaches Tower Rock it begins a fairly strenuous uphill slant. Once you reach your destination the trail loops around the base of the rock and returns down the trail you came up on. The trail's main attraction is the ninety-foot sandstone comglomerate pinnacle where many rock climbing enthusiasts practice their skills. This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Tower Rock Trail #229 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Pulloff along KY 715

At a Glance

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
Information Center: Gladie Office Contact Information

General Information

Directions:

Exit the Mountain Parkway at Slade, KY. Follow Hwy. 11 north 0.1 miles to Hwy. 15. Turn left onto Hwy. 11/15 and head west approximately 1.4 miles to junction with Hwy. 77. Turn right on Hwy. 77 and follow Hwy. 77 4.9 miles through the Nada Tunnel and across the Red River to junction with Hwy. 715. Follow Hwy. 715 4.1 miles to an unmarked pull-off on right side of the road. Tower Rock Trail begins on the left side of the road; a small wooden sign marks the start of the trail.


Parking:

There is an unmarked pull-off on right side of the road.


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
0.5 miles

  Latitude : 
37.828291

  Longitude : 
-83.598482