Gobblers Arch Trail #636

Area Status: Open
Gobblers Arch

Gobblers Arch Trail #636, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, ascends from Rock Creek until reaching the cliffline and then following the ridgetop. Gobblers Arch is a sandstone arch with a height of nearly 12 feet and a base width of 50 feet. The trail continues on the ridgetop to the turn-around on Forest Service Road 6105.

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Connections: Mark Branch Trail #635 and Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail Section 37 (2.25 miles) and Section 38 (5 miles)
Trailhead: Near Hemlock Grove Picnic Area on Forest Service Road 6105

At a Glance

Restroom: Vault toilets are available at Hemlock Grove Picnic Area.
Information Center: Stearns Office Contact Information

General Information


To Hemlock Grove trailhead: From the Stearns Ranger District office, take US 27 south for 4.7 miles to KY 92. Turn right on KY 92 at the traffic light. Go 6.3  miles to KY 1363, turn left and go 11.4 miles to the end of the blacktop. Turn right on Forest Service Road 564. Go 1.2 miles and turn left onto Forest Service Road 137. Go 2.6 miles to the picnic area on the left.

To Forest Service Road 6105: From US 27 in Whitley City, take KY 92 west. After crossing the Yamacraw Bridge over the Big South Fork River, turn south (left) on 1363. Follow the signs for Great Meadow Campground. At the intersection of Forest Service Road 562 and 139, go left, following 139 to Forest Service Road 569. Turn right onto 569. Go about 1/2-mile to Forest Service Road 6105 on the right.


Available at Hemlock Grove Picnic Area, turn around on Forest Road 6105


Parking is available at the Hemlock Grove Picnic Area with a turn-around on Forest Service Road 6105.

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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

General Info:


Available at Hemlock Grove Picnic Area, turn around on Forest Road 6105

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

Recreation Areas

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3 miles

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