With thirty plus crags to choose from in Muir Valley most climbers have no issue finding a place to climb. Muir Valley has an excellent selection of high quality rock climbs available to beginners and hard climbers alike - guidebooks are recommended. The valley itself is well organized with an excellent trail system that is well maintained and well marked with signs.
Three basic restrooms (pit toilets) are provided, and a gravel road runs from one end of the valley to the other (vehicle access is for permitted emergency vehicles only). The valley also is a wonderful place for a family hike and the many trails provide access to some incredible waterfalls, streams and rock formations (see guidebook and website), nature abounds!
Visiting Muir Valley Nature Preserve (MVNP) can be done anytime of the year with each season providing many wonderful experiences, fall and spring being the most popular with rock climbers. Rock climbers must fill out a waiver available in the parking lot or online. There is a $10 parking fee per car for all those parking in the Muir Valley Nature Preserve parking lots, this fee goes towards the continued maintenance of MVNP.
Make sure to check out our cabins for rent exclusively for climbers of Muir Valley in Kentucky and the surrouding Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge area.
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