Last November, the Louisville Ski Club brought a group of 26 people to the Cabins of Birch Hollow to stay for 4 days and 3 nights, and to enjoy the spectacular sights and activities in the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest.  November is a wonderful time to hike this wilderness area, and let the group tell you why!


Natural Bridge Arch and Hiking Group

Here’s their story of their hiking adventure:

“We got there just as the leaves were beginning to fall, so while we got to enjoy the fall colors that were left, we had an incredible view of the awesome rock formations and vistas of the gorge, and the weather was absolutely perfect! Crisp, sunny fall days made each day’s hiking more awe-inspiring than the last! Even hiking right in Birch Hollow was breathtaking.


Hiking to Lookout Pointe at Natural Bridge

Walking on and down Natural Bridge Arch

Loving the Red River Gorge

At night, we barbecued and enjoyed our hot tubs on the deck of our cabins in Birch Hollow, and roasted marshmallows and munched s’mores around the campfire with our friends, until we dropped in bed at night, drifting off to sleep, to the peaceful sounds of the woods, or a nearby babbling brook. It was just magical!

In fact, the trip was such a hit with the group, that we’re coming back again to stay at the Cabins of Birch Hollow in Spring or Summer, when the water in the Red River will be perfect for our annual canoe trip. We’ll probably also do the rock climbing adventure at Torrent Falls, lots more hiking, and undoubtedly do some zip lining. We can’t wait. Thanks again for all your hospitality and for creating such beautiful cabins for our stay! We love Birch Hollow!”

— Story and pictures by Judy Brown