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Red River Gorge
Posted May 28th, 2012 - 4:38 am by from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Permalink)
I've just been reading up on the Red River Gorge area and I'm not getting far, so I am throwing this out there to see if anyone can help...

I am interested in a day or two of hiking around June 6 (flexible). I don't have any transport apart from good old Greyhound. I think the closest I can get is Lexington/Frankfort. Does anyone know if there are any outfitters in those towns that offer shuttle services or even guided hiking?

Alternatively, anyone want to go with me? Car rental might be a possibility if it's not just me on my own...



Posted May 28th, 2012 - 1:07 pm by from Lexington, United States (Permalink)
The gorge is an amazing place! I spend lots of time there hiking and camping. I go nearly every weekend but my birthday is the 7th so I'll have family and friends in town and I won't be going.

Lexington is the best place to look for options. It's closer and much bigger. There are two good outfitters, Phillip Galls and J&H Outfitters. If you contact them they may be able to help. There is also a very odd number of people from Ohio who visit the gorge. The # of Ohio license plates I've seen down there have increased dramatically over the past few years and surpass our in-state visitors. Checking into an outfitter around the Cincinatti area may be a good thing to do also.

Alternatively, there's a link through the red river gorge site to a blog ran by the red river saga. Posting on there may help you connect with other visitors and those who could help.

I hope you find a way down there as its beauty and unique atmosphere is something not to be missed! If you have any questions on trails or camping there as well let me know!

Good luck!

Posted May 28th, 2012 - 3:31 pm by from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Permalink)
Thanks for all of the information Amanda. That gives me a few places to start and I can maybe post something in the Cincinatti forums too. Much appreciated!


Posted May 28th, 2012 - 3:39 pm by from Lawrenceburg, United States (Permalink)
I am game and have a truck and am off till june 11 . I know the gorge really well. Let's go!

Posted May 28th, 2012 - 8:05 pm by from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Permalink)
Hey Jan. That's awesome! Where are you based and I'll work out a plan to get there... Maybe you could PM me with an email adress so that we can figure out the details?

Can't wait!