Category Archives: Kentucky Camping

Backpacking and Hammock Camping in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Had a combo Truck camping, backpacking, and hammock camping adventure this past weekend in the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. On Friday evening, we truck and tent camped on Rock Bridge Road and then on Saturday met up with a group to take the Wildcat Trail to the Swift Camp Creek trail for some excellent sites right next to the creek. The rain was in the forecast at 80% at one point but we were lucky that only a few scattered storms passed over us. After a great night sleep in my new Raven Hammock by Dream Hammock, we hiked back up to the cars and had some much-deserved pizza and Ale8 at Miguel’s. Which is something you should never skip if you ever go to Red River Gorge. 

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Solo Hammock Camp Overnighter at the Red River Gorge

This past black Friday, I decided to get out of town and let the consumerism zombies have at each other. My destination was the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. It is one of my favorite places to camp, backpack, and hike. I set out to find Hanson’s Point which is an overlook off an unofficial trail. 

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Creekside Hammock Camping at the Red River Gorge

In this video, I return to a familiar place to try my hand again at hammock camping. I originally set out to find the elusive Timmons Arch that I could not find on a previous trip and was again skunked. Oh well, I enjoy a fantastic campsite by the water. 

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Red River Gorge ~ The Quest for Timman’s Arch

A couple of friends and I set out to find the elusive Timmans Arch in the Red River Gorge. We camped at Koomer Ridge and also visited Creation Falls, Rock Bridge, and did some milky way photography on Auxier Ridge Trail. Come along with us on this adventure.

You can watch the video here: Red River Gorge The Quest for Timman’s Arch

Red River Gorge Solo Overnighter (Sort of)

This past memorial day weekend, I took a trip to the Red River Gorge Geological Area to do some solo backpacking and camping. I was on the Osborne Trail in the Clifty Wilderness area and found a nice little camp site about a mile into the trail. Since I had planned on two nights and the time of day was getting late, I decided to make camp for the night. I had quite the adventure when I was startled by a bear running through my camp. 

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Skybridge Red River Gorge Kentucky 360 view

This was my first stop on my solo overnighter in the Red River Gorge. I went to a place called Skybridge and it had a great view. So great, in fact, I wanted to see how it would look on 360.You can find a map to the River Gorge. You can watch the video here: Skybridge Red River Gorge Kentucky

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The Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls

This is the final installment in the Cumberland Falls Adventure. On this hike, we hiked approximately 3.5 miles to Dog Slaughter Falls. The terrain was pretty rough in spots and we had to do some old fashioned rock scrambling on this one as well. Along the trail, we saw some very impressive rock formations and much of it ran parallel to the Cumberland River. If you get a chance to visit the Cumberland Falls Area make sure you try this hike. It will challenge you but you are rewarded for your hard work with a very lovely view of Dog Slaughter Falls. You can watch the video here: Hike to Dog Slaughter Falls

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