I am planning a trip for this fall in the RRG. I was looking for a loop that is 4 days 3 nights. roughly 5-10 miles a day. and what would be the best time for the leaf color change? mid oct? I am not from the area so I am not sure when it happens there.
I am also probably going to plan a summer trip where I would like to do a 3 day 2 night trip where I could hike to a swimming hole that isnt too crowded.
Fall Colors do vary each year but the general range for the RRG is Mid-October into the 20s on the calendar. Absolute peak Fall viewing should be a roll of the dice and is also influenced by weather, sometimes wind & rain can ruin color by knocking off leaves early.
Earlier threads discussing swimming areas will refer you to the Indian Creek area. Due to its easy vehicle access, this area can be heavily populated especially on the weekends. Visiting during the week should prove fruitful as fewer visitors can be found then. Since Indian Creek Road 9B is closed down for Stream Restoration, this makes the remaining swimming areas much more in demand. Also, refer back to the map above and take note of the Red River itself. Often a little exploration may yield a spot that you can call your own (#240 Osborne Bend Trail).
Awesome. Thanks. I know the leaves arent going to be an exact time. I was looking for a general time of year. I have been looking at the map for the last week trying to figure out a loop. I wasnt sure if there was a loop that was any better from the one I could find. But honestly as long as I am outside hiking I will be happy. Luckily I am planning to go sunday to wednesday. so I the swimming holes would be fairly empty. Thanks again for the info.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
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Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
Mar 17, 2016 15:54:29 GMT -5
Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
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Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
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stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
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jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
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