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The Best Hiking in Stanton

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Top hiking spots in and near Stanton

  • Frenchburg, Kentucky

    Blackburn Rock Overlook

    3.67 mi / 367 ft gain
    Blackburn Rock Overlook is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Means, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike to Courthouse Rock and Double Arch

    5.0
    6.1 mi
    Start at the trailhead located just past the Gray's Arch picnic area. Follow Auxier Ridge Trail #204 (white diamonds). You will pass a trail junction at 0.9 miles, but continue on Auxier Ridge. At the following fork in the trail keep right.Along the trail, you will catch views from the ridge of R...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Hike the Auxier Ridge Trail, KY

    5.0
    4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    This can be done as a quick hike, or as an overnighter so you can catch both sunset and sunrise.  Park at the Auxier Ridge Trailhead and take the Auxier Ridge Trail (#204).  Do NOT take the branch on the left for the Courthouse Rock Trail (#202), which you will see after about 1 mile.  In about 2...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop

    5.97 mi / 823 ft gain
    Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Slade, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Double Arch Trail

    4.62 mi / 587 ft gain
    Double Arch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Courthouse Rock and Double Arch via Auxier Ridge Trail

    7.4 mi / 1076 ft gain
    Courthouse Rock and Double Arch via Auxier Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Auxier Ridge Trail to Courthouse Rock

    4.58 mi / 604 ft gain
    Auxier Ridge Trail to Courthouse Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Courthouse Rock Trail to Auxier Branch Trail Loop

    4.86 mi / 722 ft gain
    Courthouse Rock Trail to Auxier Branch Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Slade, Kentucky

    Hike the Indian Staircase Loop and Cloudsplitter

    5.0
    10 mi
    Starting at the Bison Way Trailhead #210. You'll take this until you come to the intersection of the Sheltowee Trace Trail #100. Go left. You're going to turn right on the unmarked trail just past the sign that says stay on trail. This is quite the incline. Keeping going until you get to the base...
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Red River Gorge Loop

    12.29 mi / 2438 ft gain
    Red River Gorge Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Military Wall Trail

    0.77 mi / 308 ft gain
    Military Wall Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Rough Trail and Gray's Arch

    7.31 mi / 1552 ft gain
    Rough Trail and Gray's Arch is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky.
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  • Stanton, Kentucky

    Martin's Fork to Sheltowee Suspension Bridge

    7.84 mi / 1375 ft gain
    Martin's Fork to Sheltowee Suspension Bridge is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Stanton, Kentucky.
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  • Slade, Kentucky

    Hike to Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock

    3.8
    2 mi / 400 ft gain
    This popular hike begins near the state park gift shop and has options to continue to other trails at multiple points. The first .75 miles, starting at about 800 feet, is the hike up to the Natural Bridge. This portion of the hike contains basically all of the increase in elevation. As you hike u...
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Whittleton Branch Trail

    2.51 mi / 377 ft gain
    Whittleton Branch Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky.
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  • Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Hike to Whittleton Arch

    5.0
    2 mi / 280 ft gain
    Starting from the Whittleton Campground, you will follow along a stream until reaching the Whittleton Arch Trail at 0.75 miles. Turn right to reach the arch. It is also worth noting that this is the only pet friendly trail in the park. You can add on the nearby Henson's Arch (0.5 miles) to your d...
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