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Courthouse Rock Trail #202

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.6 (5)

A mostly ignored gem in the Red River Gorge trail system.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Point to Point

1,215' 370 m

High

895' 273 m

Low

407' 124 m

Up

315' 96 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Auxier Ridge Trail #204, Courthouse Rock Trail #202 drops steeply down some badly eroded sandstone and through deadfalls.

Once onto the relatively flat section of trail the real fun begins. Courthouse Rock parallels Auxier Ridge below the towering cliff line rolling and winding in and out of hollows under the dense tree canopy.

In the winter, you can see the cliffs much better and even get to take in the full view of Haystack Rock from below which most people never get to see.

At the north end, there is a short steep climb to gain the narrow ridge and intersect with the Auxier Ridge Trail #204 near Courthouse Rock proper.

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Shared By:

Chris Chaney

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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Courthouse Rock looms over the trail below.
Dec 31, 2016 near Stanton, KY
Looking down on the trail
Jul 9, 2015 near Stanton, KY
Courthouse Rock Trail
Jul 9, 2015 near Stanton, KY
Some sweet singletrack on the way up.
Jul 14, 2015 near Stanton, KY
During the winter, Double Arch can be seen through the trees on the Courthouse Rock Trail.
Dec 31, 2016 near Stanton, KY
Steep stairs
Jul 9, 2015 near Stanton, KY

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Mar 8, 2020
Ethan Smith
Feb 16, 2020
Andrew Ott
5.9mi — 3h 42m
Nov 17, 2019
Chris Davis
Touches of snow left, some slick patches.
Jun 15, 2019
Aaron Currin
Nov 5, 2018
U K
Oct 18, 2016
Jeremy Ruhl