guided hikes

We offer a range of guided hiking tour options from beginner and family friendly hikes to those seeking more advanced and challenging adventures.
Our Private Hikes are for individuals or groups that seek an adventure specifically customized and scheduled for them.
Scheduled Guided Hikes are offered throughout the year for a budget-friendly option to explore the area and to meet new folks while you’re at it.

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We are nearing the start of our 2nd year of curating and sharing experiences in the Red River Gorge region – what a gift!

 

PRIVATE HIKES

For people seeking more schedule flexibility or want to have a hike customized specifically for them or their group, then our private tours are for you!

Customized hike for social group Outdoor Afro

Customized Private Hiking Guide Service

Community Group? Girls Getaway? Corporate Retreat? Family Vacation? Wedding Guest? Family Reunion? Men’s Retreat? World Traveler?

If you or your group desires more schedule flexibility or wishes to have a specially curated and exclusive private guided hike experience,
this option is for you!

Our private guiding service is available for 3-8 hours daily.

Contact us to discuss your interests and needs, we’ll be glad to customize a special hiking experience just for you!

Rugged terrain and natural beauty off the beaten path and away from the crowds

These exclusive guided hikes are booked on a custom basis for private individuals or groups

Hikers smiling on a sandstone ridgeline overlook on private property in Daniel Boone National Forest

Epic Backcountry Adventure – Private Tour

Join our Wilderness First Aid trained guides for an adventure that’s sure to get your heart pumping. This hike includes scrambling on hillsides and hiking off-trail on private property, requiring some bushwhacking along the route. Hikers are rewarded for their efforts with stunning overlooks towering high above the forest floor and crawling through a sandstone arch. This guided hike will give you a taste of the rugged terrain in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.

Duration: up to 5 hours Trail difficulty: Strenuous/Advanced
Suited for: ages 15 years old+ Trail Notes: Unimproved trail, bushwhacking, hillside scrambling, ridgeline, cliff edges,
Distance: up to 4 miles Group size: up to 8 hikers

Adventure Highlights:

  • This hike requires the use of hands and feet to ascend parts of the trail, hikers must be in good physical health for this demanding experience
  • Hikers will be rewarded with spectacular views from overlooks and a notable arch
  • Respectfully visit archaeological site on the property
  • Stories and artifacts of Kentucky’s illegal distilling past
  • Historic information about nearby landmarks in the Red River Gorge
Tiered waterfall in Red River Gorge

Waterfall Splendor – Private Tour

Soak up the splendor of this private property with its rich woodland, soothing waterfalls, and stunning overlooks. Hikers will be immersed in nature throughout the hike, where your guides will share information about the flora and fauna, some history of the property and the region. Basque in the beauty of this experience that will awaken all of your senses. A resident dog may join for the adventure, hikers are welcome to bring their pooch as well if their dog plays well with others.

Duration: up to 5 hours Trail difficulty: Moderate
Suited for: all ages
Socialized dogs are welcome
Trail Notes: Unimproved trail, bushwhacking, hillside scrambling, ridgeline, cliff edges,
Distance: up to 4 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers

Adventure Highlights:

  • Immersive experience amongst private woods and waterways on a 300 acre family homestead
  • Hikers will be rewarded with pristine overlooks and waterfalls on the property
  • Observing and respecting the stewardship of the land
  • Historic information about the Red River Gorge

The Red River Gorge is one of the top 10 rock climbing destinations in the United States of America.

Climbers from around the globe come to this world-class climbing destination – and you can experience the thrill of it yourself!

male and female couple with hiking guides and climbing guide

ROCK CLIMBING/HIKING COMBO

Make the most of your day with this option – this is perfect for folks that want to rock climb for half of the day and hike the other half.

It is also perfect for groups where some folks only want to rock climb and others only want to hike.

Give us a call or send us a message and we’ll make the magic happen!

Pricing varies based upon activities and number of people

SCHEDULED GUIDED HIKES

Scheduled Guided Hikes are offered throughout the year for a budget-friendly option to explore the area and meet new folks while you’re at it!

Hikes are listed in order of difficulty, starting with beginner friendly (moderate) to more challenging (strenuous)

female hikers learning map reading skills

Intro To Hiking - Beginner Friendly

Duration: up to 4 hours Trail difficulty: Moderate
Suited for: ages 13+ Trail Notes: Stairs, uneven dirt trail, platform bridge
Distance: 2.5 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers
Hike Description

This beginner friendly hike experience is ideal for people who would like to be more confident on the trails. Hikers will learn Leave No Trace Principles, basic map and compass reading skills and trail navigation, in addition to the history of the nature preserve and Red River Gorge region.

Adventure Highlights
  • Learning map and compass reading skills
  • Guided interpretive experience – learning about plants (flora), animals (fauna) and the history of the area
  • Ephemeral waterfalls
  • Walking through a rock arch
  • Creek crossing and exploring
  • Observe rock climbing in one of the most popular destinations in the USA
What to wear/bring

What to wear:

  • Closed toed shoes are required for all hikers – tennis shoes, hiking shoes/boots.
  • We recommend clothing layers so that hikers may remove or add layers for their comfort along the trail.
  • For more specific suggestions, please visit our Prepare For Hike Form at https://form.jotform.com/221814424078050

What to bring:

  • Small pack/bag to carry personal items
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder to carry a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Excitement for adventure.
  • Hikers may also like having a hat, rain jacket, hiking poles, and/or camera.

Please let us know if you need to borrow a bag/pack or water bottle – we have a few we can loan for this hike

man woman and child family at waterfall red river gorge kentucky

Family Frolic - Beginner Friendly

Duration: up to 3 hours Trail difficulty: Moderate
Suited for: All ages Trail Notes: Uneven dirt trail, stairs, creek
Distance: up to 2.5 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers
Hike Description

This hike is great for all ages, we cater to our youngest explorer on this hike and the pace is set by the most leisurely hiker in the bunch. We could hike as little as 1 mile and up to 2.5 miles depending on the group’s interest and abilities.

Your guide will share environmental education tidbits along the way, appropriate for all ages to immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the area. As much as we love pets, no pets are allowed to join us for this hike.

Adventure Highlights
  • Guided interpretive experience
  • Our pace will be set by the most leisurely hiker in the bunch. This is great for people traveling with young explorers!
  • Walk through an arch and explore a small cave
  • Creek crossing and exploring
  • Observe rock climbing in one of the most popular destinations in the USA
What to wear/bring

What to wear:

  • Closed toed shoes are required for all hikers – tennis shoes, hiking shoes/boots.
  • We recommend clothing layers so that hikers may remove or add layers for their comfort along the trail.
  • For more specific suggestions, please visit our Prepare For Hike Form at https://form.jotform.com/221814424078050

What to bring:

  • Small pack/bag to carry personal items
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder to carry a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Excitement for adventure.
  • Hikers may also like having a hat, rain jacket, hiking poles, and/or camera.
female hikers standing next to waterfall in muir valley

Arch & Waterfall Sampler - Beginner Friendly

Duration: up to 3 hours Trail difficulty: Moderate
Suited for: ages 8+ Trail Notes: Uneven dirt trail, rock navigation, stairs, platform bridge
Distance: up to 2.5 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers
Hike Description

This hike is great for all ages, we cater to our youngest explorer on this hike and the pace is set by the most leisurely hiker in the bunch. We could hike as little as 1 mile and up to 2.5 miles depending on the group’s interest and abilities.

Your guide will share environmental education tidbits along the way, appropriate for all ages to immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the area. As much as we love pets, no pets are allowed to join us for this hike.

Adventure Highlights
  • Guided interpretive experience
  • Our pace will be set by the most leisurely hiker in the bunch. This is great for people traveling with young explorers!
  • Walk through an arch and explore a small cave
  • Creek crossing and exploring
  • Observe rock climbing in one of the most popular destinations in the USA
What to wear/bring

What to wear:

  • Closed toed shoes are required for all hikers – tennis shoes, hiking shoes/boots.
  • We recommend clothing layers so that hikers may remove or add layers for their comfort along the trail.
  • For more specific suggestions, please visit our Prepare For Hike Form at https://form.jotform.com/221814424078050

What to bring:

  • Small pack/bag to carry personal items
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder to carry a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Excitement for adventure.
  • Hikers may also like having a hat, rain jacket, hiking poles, and/or camera.
African American female hikers waterfall muir valley

Destination Waterfall and Cave

Duration: up to 4 hours Trail difficulty: Strenuous
Suited for: ages 13+ Trail Notes: Stairs, narrow trail, rock scrambling, elevation change
Distance: 2 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers

 

Hike Description

This immersive experience allows you to get up close and personal with the natural splendor of the region. Hikers will be awestruck by the views of towering Corbin sandstone rock walls and the richness of the flora and fauna that abound. The group returns to the valley floor and will visit a cave and potentially 2 other waterfalls before we head back to our vehicles after a great day in the woods.

Adventure Highlights
  • Hike to where one of the tallest waterfalls in the RRG frequently flows
  • Envelop yourself with a short walk into a cave
  • Guided interpretive experience learning about a cherished nature preserve and history of the region
  • Observe rock climbing in one of the most popular destinations in the USA
What to wear/bring

What to wear:

  • Closed toed shoes are required – we suggest shoes/boots with tread for this hike due to the terrain.
  • We recommend clothing layers so that hikers may remove or add layers for their comfort along the trail.
  • For more specific suggestions, please visit our Prepare For Hike Form at https://form.jotform.com/221814424078050

What to bring:

  • Small pack/bag to carry personal items
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder to carry a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Excitement for adventure.
  • Hikers may also like having a hat, rain jacket, hiking poles, and/or camera.
Female hikers girls getaway private hike red river gorge

Arches, Caves and Waterfalls

Duration: up to 4 hours Trail difficulty: Strenuous
Suited for: ages 13+ Trail Notes: Stairs, narrow trail, rock scrambling, elevation change
Distance: 2 miles Group size: up to 10 hikers

 

Hike Description

This hike immerses you in the natural splendor of a pristine nature preserve in one outing. Over 200 stair steps in total and elevation changes make this a hike that will give hiker’s knees a workout. The reward for this effort comes from spectacular views after navigating rocks along the trail and standing in awe of towering 200’ Corbin sandstone cliffs. 

Adventure Highlights
  • Arches – hikers will see at least 2 arches on this hike and they’ll be vastly different from one another
  • Caves – there are 2 caves we’ll visit on the property, no spelunking skills required
  • Waterfalls – there could be as many as 6 waterfalls on this hike if there has been enough precipitation for them to be flowing, otherwise hikers will see the amphitheaters and rock walls where water frequently flows
  • Local environmental educator guides providing interpretive experience highlighting the significance of the nature preserve and Red River Gorge region
  • Observe rock climbing in one of the most popular destinations in the USA
What to wear/bring

What to wear:

  • Closed toed shoes are required – we suggest shoes/boots with tread for this hike due to the terrain.
  • We recommend clothing layers so that hikers may remove or add layers for their comfort along the trail.
  • For more specific suggestions, please visit our Prepare For Hike Form at https://form.jotform.com/221814424078050

What to bring:

  • Small pack/bag to carry personal items
  • Water bottle(s) or hydration bladder to carry a minimum of 1 liter of water
  • Snacks
  • Excitement for adventure.
  • Hikers may also like having a hat, rain jacket, hiking poles, and/or camera.
Young hiker outdoor afro private hike

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Contact us to discuss options!

 

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