Outdoor Recreation

The Red River Gorge is famous for it's outdoor activities amongst beautiful landscape. Explore all of the activities that it has to offer including Rock Climbing, Hiking, Fishing, Kayaking, Canoieng, Horseback riding and more.

Guided Outdoor Adventure

Guided Outdoor Adventure

Want to be taken on an outdoor adventure? Let these local experts take you out into the Gorge and beyond to spend a day unlike any other. Explore activities from rock climbing, kayaking, ziplining and horseback riding, the Red River Gorge has it all!
Bird Watching

Bird Watching

The best time to bird watch is in May and June when the woodland warblers (and other neotropical birds) return and are most vocal and active. The Fall migration is also good, in late September. Winter bird watching at the park can be fun because many of the leaves have dropped, making it easier to view various species of woodpeckers, kinglets, nuthatches, wrens, and sparrows. Year-round residents inlcude northern cardinal, American goldfinch, indigo bunting, song sparrow, belted kingfisher, American crow, great blue heron, wild turkey, pileated woodpecker, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch, and Carolina wren. Best places to spot our feathered friends: Hood’s Branch Trail, Rock Garden Trail, Whittleton Branch Trail, Lakeside Trail, Mill Creek Lake, Picnic Shelter 3 & 4 area.
Fishing

Fishing

Mill Creek Lake is a small peaceful lake surrounded by beautiful forest and towering sandstone cliffs. Bass, bluegill, black crappie, longear sunfish, green sunfish, rainbow trout, channel catfish and black bullhead are found here. The lake is also perfect for paddling canoes and kayaks and a launch ramp is available for fishing boats (only electric trolling motors may be operated). A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click below to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Don`t have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.
Hiking

Hiking

Red River Gorge is part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Many of the trails in the area are part of the Sheltowee Trace and range in offerings from easy to challenging. Whether you are looking for an off the road short hike to a viewpoint to an all day treak in the woods, the Red River Gorge hiking will not dissappoint.
ATV Tours

ATV Tours

Hollerwood Offroad Park is a unique destination for all riders. It is over 2,500 ares of valleys and ridges making every trail an obstacle with breathtaking scenery. The park is in a prime location near the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Eastern Kentucky. There are three things to do before you can ride. 1) Buy a permit. 2) Sign the waver. 3) Stop at the office.
Phone: 1-606-464-0333
Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

The Red River Gorge is a world class rock climbing destination. It is famous for its pocketed sandstone featured rock walls and has over 2000 rock climbs across the area. Whether you`re an experienced climber or looking to try it out for the first time, the Red will not disappoint.