Welcome fellow Hiker

This is the Red River Gorge National Geological Area and Wild and Scenic River. Enjoy ruby flushed sunsets sweeping through hemlocks and fresh rhododendron blooms as you hike through murals of eroded sandstone. Our maps take you there.

 

At a scale of one inch to a quarter mile, our trail map is perfect for backpack camping and craggy, scenic exploration. 

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Grand sandstone arches tower over cool, secluded valleys of rhododendron and hemlock.

Red River Gorge Backpacking Guide

A topographic trail map at 1:15,840 scale with 50-ft contours, GPS grid, elevation profiles, and GPS mapped backcountry trails.

 

Places You'll Visit 
Natural Bridge - Tunnel Ridge - Chimney Top - Sky Bridge - Rock Bridge - Swift Camp Creek - The Rough - The Sheltowee - Funkrock City - Long Wall - Tower Rock - Auxier Ridge - Whittleton Arch - Fat Man's Misery - Castle Arch - Star Gap Arch - Half Moon Arch - Moonshriner's Arch - Copperas Creek - and many more....

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Our Favorite Hikes

Power Loop Hike

Hiker Red River Gorge Backpacking Map
Distance: 9.3 Miles loop
Difficulty: +++
Scenic Views: ++
Elevation Relief: 500ft ^^^^
Ownership: Daniel Boone National Forest, USFS

Red River Gorge Backpacking Map: $14

The Power Loop Hike…need more explanation? This favorite 9.25 mile loop has 4 ‘ups’ o...

Our Red River Gorge Blog

Winter into Spring, Kentucky 2014
Winter to Spring in Satellite Images, 2014

Winter to Spring in Satellite Images, 2014

After an unusually long and cold winter, Kentucky has ...

Kentucky transitions into fall
MODIS images of changing seasons in Kentucky, 2013

MODIS images of changing seasons in Kentucky, 2013

 

These satellite images are from the Moderate...

Draft of North Sheltowee Trace Map
Interactive viewer to proof the content of the map.

Interactive viewer to proof the content of the map.

We are sharing our first draft of the Sheltow...

Our Clients' Maps

Johnson Highway Day Map
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On September 20, 2014 a downtown Lexington neighborhood hosted a block party and potluck. Raffles were held, which indeed include...

University of Kentucky Alumni Map
UoKy Alumni Districts

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A slippy map that shows alumni districts for the University of Kentucky. A shapefile of the districts was simplified withpolygon edg...