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FR 9b: Indian Creek Road

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4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


Doubletrack

186' 57 m

Ascent

-135' -41 m

Descent

788' 240 m

High

707' 216 m

Low

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Unknown

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This is "Indian Creek" which is the car camping mecca of the Red River Gorge.

Chris Chaney

Overview

Varies. Check the Daniel Boone National Forest webpage for latest closure and opening news.
Family Friendly: Easy grades and well maintained gravel road. Avoid during high motor vehicle traffic times.
Dogs: Off-leash

Description

FR 9b follows the East Fork of Indian Creek. This is a long valley surrounded by National Forest. Car campers overrun this area in summer, especially on weekends. In the off season and when the USFS decides to close the road due to adverse conditions, this area becomes quiet and mostly unvisited by humans.

About a mile before the road fades into the forest there is a new stream crossing where there was once a concrete ford. Recently the USFS has gone through a stream remediation project which has opened up the East Fork of Indian Creek for fish to move more freely while cleaning up a lot of silt deposited in the pools formed behind two such concrete fords.

Currently there is a dry weather crossing to gain access to the deeper reaches of 9b.

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Apr 9, 2016
Chris Chaney
Road still closed to motor vehicles

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