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Creation Falls, Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Creation Falls & Rock Bridge Loop

A nice, easy waterfall hike with a bonus double arch on the way to the trail head.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: About 1 mile (round-trip)
Rating: 3/5
Hazards: Creek crossing. Potentially slick rocks.

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The Milky Way from Chimney Rock, Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
Chimney Rock Overlook

Check out one of the best, easiest to access overlooks in the Red River Gorge portion of Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest: Chimney Rock.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: About 0.5 miles
Rating: 4/5
Hazards: Large cliffs.

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Buzzard Rock, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky.
Buzzard Rock

A short, easy hike in McCreary County that ends in one of the best overlooks in the entire state.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: About 1 mile
Rating: 5/5
Hazards: Large cliffs and potentially slick rocks (in wet/icy conditions). Unofficial trail.

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