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Rock Bridge Trail #207

Intermediate
 4.6 (19)

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


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

Point to Point

1,207' 368 m

High

999' 305 m

Low

242' 74 m

Up

206' 63 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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Chris Chaney

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Rock Bridge from Rock Bridge Trail #207
Jul 14, 2015 near Campton, KY
Autumn along Swift Camp Creek Trail
Jul 14, 2015 near Campton, KY
Rock Bridge Trail #207
Jul 14, 2015 near Campton, KY

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Jul 2, 2020
Evan Kufeldt Ferrell
Oct 24, 2019
Josh Ott
Easy trail. Very rough pavement with stairs at most steep points. Great spot near the Arch to hang out. 1.6mi — 0h 52m
Jul 21, 2019
Caleb Stapleton
1.6mi
Jul 2, 2019
Ari Tepper
1.3mi
Jun 23, 2019
Jacob Bottomley
1.3mi — 2h 00m
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