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greenBlue Rock Bridge Trail #207

Trail

1.3 mile 2.1 kilometer point to point
Paved Path
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 242' 74 m
Descent: -206' -63 m
High: 1,207' 368 m
Low: 999' 305 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Chris Chaney

Rock Bridge Trail is family friendly, but has an air of remoteness and solitude.

Chris Chaney

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Get away from the crowds without being too far off the beaten path, or by having to travel too far...!

This is the border of the Clifty Wilderness area. Wilderness restrictions apply in some places along this trail.

Description

Rock Bridge Trail is a popular loop in the Red River Gorge area. This loop is used to access Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 and provides access into the Clifty Wilderness via that trail.

Features along Rock Bridge Trail include Creation Falls, Swift Camp Creek, and the stunning Rock Bridge. Rock Bridge is one of only a rare few natural arches with over flowing water in the area.

This loop alone is relatively short, but it is an important connection for the Swift Camp Creek Trail #219 and the Turtleback Arch loop. It begins and ends at a well developed picnic area. The trail itself is paved with rough asphalt and has stairs in the steep sections. There is a nice viewing overlook for Creation Falls, and the trail is fairly well marked making this a nice, family friendly hike.

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Jun 18, 2019
Benji Sayre
1.3mi
May 20, 2019
Michael Kontos
Short, well maintained and scenic. Saw some bear scat which was surprising considering how busy the trail was. 1.3mi
Dec 26, 2018
Connie Head
Oct 10, 2018
Arielle Burnett
Very jungle-like. Beautiful rock formations, streams, and a small waterfall. Gorgeous look out point toward the end of the trail! 1.3mi
Sep 29, 2018
Trevor Aten
1.3mi — 2h 00m
Aug 25, 2018
Julie Louden Wolf
Jul 23, 2018
Tim Smith
Apr 27, 2018
Kevin Davis
5.1mi

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in Kentucky

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