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Big Bone Lick State Park, A Look Into Our Prehistoric Past

Big Bone Lick State Park, A Look Into Our Prehistoric Past

 

 

 Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is one of the most scientifically important sites in American history, that most people have never even heard of. These wetlands, nestled in a bend just a few miles from the shores of the Ohio River, in Boone County, Kentucky is the birthplace of modern vertebrate paleontology on the North American continent. Vertebrate...


D. Boon Hut Trail, Home to Daniel Boone’s Winter Camp Red River Gorge

D. Boon Hut Trail, Home to Daniel Boone’s Winter Camp Red River Gorge

The D. Boon Hut Trail is located off of the Grays Arch picnic area, leading to a rock shelter with the remains of what is believed to be a camp used by the famed frontiersman, Daniel Boone. Although the trailhead is located just off the picnic area parking lot, making the 0.8 mile hike an easy trek, it also has another entrance via the Grays Arch Trail totaling 1.6 miles. Which brings us to this much longer story, on what happens when you do things on a whim.

Grays Arch, One of Americas Best Day Hikes

Grays Arch, One of Americas Best Day Hikes

Whenever I exchange travel stories with other hikers and mention my love affair with Red River Gorge, this is usually the trail that people ask me about the most. This past winter, while delving into researching interesting new places to visit across the country, I picked up Derek Dellingers book, “America’s Best Day Hikes”. Lo and behold, the trail to Grays Arch was one of the first hikes mentioned in the book. Not only was I proud to see my adopted home state of Kentucky on the list, but I felt like fate was making its intentions known. Sometimes you just have to take what the universe gives you and go with it. From that moment on I knew that I would be paying Grays Arch a visit, very soon.

Princess and Little Princess Arch, The Most Elegant Arch In Red River Gorge

Princess and Little Princess Arch, The Most Elegant Arch In Red River Gorge

 

 

Trail #233

|Length: 0.6 miles|

 

Welcome to part 7 in our series of hikes at Red River Gorge Geological Area, otherwise known as The Gorge. On previous hikes here we have manage to tackle Sky Bridge, Whistling Arch, Angel Windows, Rock Bridge Arch, Hidden...


Chimney Top Rock and Half Moon Rock, The Best Views In Red River Gorge

Chimney Top Rock and Half Moon Rock, The Best Views In Red River Gorge

 

 

 

 Welcome to Part 6 in our series of hikes at Red River Gorge Geological Area, otherwise known as The Gorge. On previous trips here we’ve tackled hiking to Sky Bridge, Whistling Arch, Angel Windows, Rock Bridge Arch, Hidden Arch, and Tower Rock. Having hiked through the...