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Rock Bridge Trail #207

 9 votes

Length

1.3 Miles 2.1 Kilometers


Elevation

242' 74 m

Ascent

-206' -63 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

1,207' 368 m

High

999' 305 m

Low

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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees History

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

Chris Chaney

Overview

This is the border of the Clifty Wilderness area. Wilderness restrictions apply in some places along this trail.
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...!
Dogs: Off-leash

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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Feb 18, 2018
Brian Charles
The access road (Rt. 24) was closed off, so that added about 1.5 - 2 miles to and from the trail entrance. 5mi — 5h 00m
Nov 2, 2017
Connie Head
Aug 2, 2017
Mary Taylor
Jul 1, 2017
Matthew Brincefield
beautiful! 1mi
Jun 10, 2017
Jade Sheldon
It's easy, so be prepared for lots of people, especially families. Quite a few steps on the way down, some on the way up, but nothing to strenuous.... 1.3mi
May 11, 2017
Dakota Clark
1.3mi
Sep 30, 2016
Jonathan Weber
Easy entry into swift creek! 0.8mi
Apr 16, 2016
April French
1.7mi — 56h 36m

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  4.7 from 9 votes

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