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Raven Rock Road

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Length


2.0 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


566' 173 m

Ascent

-106' -32 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

1,224' 373 m

High

672' 205 m

Low

Shared By Chris Chaney

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A borderline novelty climb with some history.

Chris Chaney

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There is a pay parking lot off KY 77. Please respect private property in the area and pay or park at the steel bridge on Red River nearby and hike along the road to pick up the trail.

Description

Take a hike into history with this hill climb challenge to gain the summit of one of the iconic but obscure rocks in the Red.

Enterprising land owners in the previous century built a road to the summit with intentions of developing a resort site on top. It never panned out, but the old road is still there laying under a few decades of fallen branches and leaves.

The top of Raven is a truly spectacular place and deserves to be visited more often.

Flora & Fauna

Red River Gorge area, all wildlife applies including copperheads and rattlesnakes. While the rock is named "Raven" the actual birds that inspired the name were turkey vultures.

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Apr 12, 2017
Chris Davis
Took a crew and had a ball chatting it up with the parking lot owner!

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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#43

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