Princess Arch Trail #233

Area Status: Open
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Princess Arch Trail #233 Map

Princess Arch Trail #233 extends along a dry wooded ridge to the scenic Princess Arch. It is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

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Trailhead: Chimney Top Trailhead and Overlook
Latitude  37.82486316  Longitude -83.61827852

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

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. 
Closest Towns: Slade
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

General Information


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


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. 



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