Princess Arch Trail #233

Area Status: Open

Princess Arch Trail #233Princess Arch Trail #233 extends along a dry wooded ridge to the slender and graceful 32-foot long Princess Arch. The trail passes through mixed pine/hardwood stands and rhododendron. This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Trailhead: Chimney Top Trailhead and Overlook

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
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


From Slade, travel east on KY 15 for 7 miles. Turn left onto KY 715 and continue 2.1 miles to Chimney Top Road on the left. Follow this road 4.5 miles to its terminus.

From Pine Ridge: Take exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway and head west on KY 15. Turn right on KY 715 and continue 2.1 miles to Chimney Top Road. Follow this road 4.5 miles to its terminus.


Parking is available at the Chimney Top trailhead and overlook parking area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Toilets: Vault toilet at parking area meets accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.

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