For the most part this is an easy hike with a couple scrambles. Along the way you get to see the only arch in Red River Gorge with water flowing under it. While hiking close to the creek there are multiple opportunities to get in the water. The kids love this part of the hike. While we have taken children as young as 5 on this hike with us it does require some scrambling and it's recommended that only older kids and adults attempt this.
You'll get not just one but two trail guides that will lead you on an adventure of a lifetime. Also included in this hike you will get a FREE HikingRRG 32oz water bottle along with trail snacks. Our snacks usually consist of your basic hiking grub. Depending on the hike and what we want to give away you might get beef jerky, probar, clif bar, stick of gum, kind bar or another similar trail treat.
What's Not Included
To make this simple... anything not listed as included. Capisce? While we do offer trail snacks you may want to bring along some of your own if you would rather have powdered donuts and mountain dew. We won't look down on you as long as you share with the trail guides.
Are you kidding me? This isn't Golden Corral! On our short day hikes we don't provide meals. However, feel free to bring along anything you want. Mike really likes a medium rare ribeye.
Gear We Provide
On this trip and most of our other day hikes we won't be providing any gear. We will bring along some rope to assist with the Turtle Back Arch scramble if needed.
What Gear To bring
The main thing we suggest is a small daypack. This will allow you to carry snacks or any additional items you may want to bring. Feel free to bring a hammock along as we always do. Keep in mind that we will have to scramble up Turtle Back Arch. Carrying a large pack is not recommended when doing this.
What Clothes To Bring
As with any trip this mainly depends on the weather. Feel free to wear shorts or pants. This trail is fairly clear so you don't have to worry about cutting those little legs up on thorns. You may also want to bring extra shoes/clothes if you plan on getting in the water with us. We love jumping in the creek on a hot day.