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Tarr Ridge

Easy/Intermediate
 2.9 (9)

This is an out-and-back trail along FR 175 to an incredible overlook above the Red River Gorge.


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Map Key

1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

1,263' 385 m

High

1,223' 373 m

Low

44' 13 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy grades and non-technical trail make this a good trail for the whole family.

Description

Tarr Ridge is a great ridge-top trail following an old logging road out the crest of the ridge. At the south end, the trail culminates at an incredible overlook. The overgrown road passes through pine groves, open hardwood forest and along narrow sections of ridge. This is a great, easy trip in a nice setting. Due to lack of maintenance this trail may be easier to access during the winter when it is easier to pass through the growth.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chris Chaney with improvements by Chris Davis

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 9 votes

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  2.9 from 9 votes
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#257

in Kentucky

#26,068

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Photos

View of 715 dead in front with 77 veering off to the left, the Red River is just to the right of 715.
Oct 16, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY
A beautiful rhododendron on the trail.
Oct 16, 2017 near Frenchburg, KY

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Jan 8, 2022
Daniel Rodriguez
Apr 28, 2021
Pete Fernandez
Brush is already getting big and poison ivy over growing. If you can go in the winter it's worth the easy trek to the ridge. 2.8mi
Apr 9, 2021
Avi Hahn
Good backpacking camp site at the peak
Nov 16, 2020
Barry Crabtree
Nice even trail. Come back
Aug 17, 2020
Rachel Souders
Terrible do not waste your time. Very overgrown, lots of poison ivy / high grass and bugs. You can't get to the overlook due to massive overgrowth
Jun 25, 2020
Jared G
Dec 30, 2018
Landon White
Dec 22, 2017
Chris Davis