The Princess Arch Trail at Red River Gorge in Pine Ridge, Kentucky is an easy 0.7 mile out-and-back hike that leads out to Princess Arch and back. The trail is technically a lollipop hike where you start and end on a spur trail that leads out to a loop.
By following the trail and staying right at the fork, you'll hike over the top of Princess Arch with views to both sides of Red River Gorge. Continuing on leads to another 2 lookout points before the trail heads back to the arch; however, the furthest lookout point isn't worth visiting as most of the surrounding trees block the view.
After following the loop back to the arch, you get views through the arch of the gorge. Continue following the white blazes back up to the original fork in the trail to take the spur back to parking.
Dogs are allowed on this trail.
While visiting this trail, be sure to check out the Chimney Top Rock Trail.
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