Whitley County

Swift Camp Creek Trail

Hike in the 12,600 acre Clifty Wilderness

The Swift Camp Creek Hiking Trail in the Clifty Wilderness, Clifty Wilderness is a part of the Red River Gorge Geological Area in the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This 12,646-acre wilderness area features arches, rock shelters, and towering cliffs encircling steep, forested slopes and narrow stream valleys. The rugged terrain offers hikers physical challenges as well as the quiet solitude of a forest setting. The areas features steep cliffs that drop off as much as 200 feet down into the valleys. Elevations are as high as 1,257 feet, while canyons below are dotted with rocky creeks. 

The Swift Camp Creek Hiking Trail is a moderate to strenuous hike, with the northern section being better maintained than the southern half.

Length: 5.8 miles

Difficulty: 4


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