Hiking The Angel Windows Trail in Red River Gorge
The Angel Windows Trail (#218) is located in the Red River Gorge in the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky.
The small parking lot for the trailhead can be found off of KY 715 (37.79886, -83.59138).
This is an easy 0.60 mile out and back hike with only about 90 feet of elevation gain and it’s pet friendly.
From the parking lot follow the diamond blazes down the path passing rhododendron, cliffs, unique rock formations and small recess caves.
This is another rooty trail so watch your step.
You will eventual come to a pair of double arches in the rock formation. Not sure why they are called Angel Windows so if you know drop the answer in the comments.
These windows/arches don’t really pack the wow factor, but they’re still cool and worth the short hike.
This is the official end of the hike, but if you walk around the windows you can see some great cliffs and walk along the long recess cave.
Be careful of the drop-offs here though.
Once you’re done exploring turn around and head back to your car.