Hiking Project Logo

blueBlack Raven Rock Road

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

2.0 mile 3.1 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 566' 173 m
Descent: -106' -32 m
High: 1,224' 373 m
Low: 672' 205 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 44% (24°)

Dogs

Off-leash
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Chris Chaney

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular hikes nearby

Hiked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

A borderline novelty climb with some history.

Chris Chaney

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.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Apr 12, 2017
Chris Davis
Took a crew and had a ball chatting it up with the parking lot owner!
Jul 14, 2009
Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 5 votes

#4981

Overall
  4.4 from 5 votes
5 Star
40%
4 Star
60%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#51

in Kentucky

#4,981

Overall
33 Views Last Month
1,880 Since Jul 5, 2015
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
60%
20%
20%
0%

0 Comments

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking