Department of Parks
Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike Sept. 26 at Carter Caves

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Coy Ainsley,

OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Adventure seekers looking to learn more about the area around Carter Caves State Resort Park are invited to the Sept. 26 Tygart Gorge and Arches Hike.


This 9-mile guided hike will include views of a beautiful gorge, swinging bridges and other geological features at the state park.


Participants are asked to bring a lunch, good hiking boots, footwear for crossing a creek, water and a backpack. Optional items include sunscreen, camera, sunglasses, binoculars and trekking poles.


There is a $12 fee for this hike, and registration is required. Call the park at 1-800-325-0059 for more information and to make reservations.  Registered participants can meet at the Carter Caves Welcome Center at 9:30 a.m.


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