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Auxier Branch Trail #203

Intermediate
 4.2 (12)

Auxier Branch is an outing guaranteed to get your heartrate up.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

1,085' 331 m

High

798' 243 m

Low

79' 24 m

Up

291' 89 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

Dogs Off-leash

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

Description

Auxier Branch Trail connects Auxier Ridge Trail #204 and Courthouse Rock Trail #202 to Tunnel Ridge Road. Tunnel Ridge was once open to the very end to vehicle traffic, but a few years ago the Forest Service closed the last couple of miles.

You can have a nice variation to the Auxier - Courthouse Loop by taking one of those two trails to Auxier Branch Trail and continuing on it over to Tunnel Ridge Road and returning to the trailhead that way. Distance is similar.

This trail is very enjoyable and is interesting. The creek itself (Auxier Branch) is very pretty and typically flowing all year. The creek is rocky and a good place to take a break and listen to the water. The hike up from the bottom of the canyon, especially hiking towards Double Arch is a little steep.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Chaney with improvements by Michael Kontos

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  4.2 from 12 votes

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Crossing the Auxier Branch Creek is both scenic and easy.
Dec 31, 2016 near Stanton, KY
Auxier Branch Trail alongside its namesake
Jul 14, 2015 near Stanton, KY

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