Osborne Bend Trail #240
ElevationAscent: 758' 231 m
Descent: -728' -222 m
High: 1,231' 375 m
Low: 751' 229 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
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“A true backcountry experience in the Red River Gorge area.”— Chris Chaney
From the road, the trail climbs steadily until it gains the broad forested ridge. There are no sweeping vistas to be had on this trail. It's solely under the tree canopy and does not feature any of the iconic arches or rock formations the Red River Gorge is known for.
That said, the Osborne Bend Trail offers solitude and distance.
Once on the ridge the trail continues on old doubletrack (which feels like singletrack) around the watershed rim of Copperas Creek. Eventually, you'll begin a slippery and technical descent back to the river valley. The only difficult sections are compressed near the ends of the trail. The bulk of this trail is non-technical and relatively flat.
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