Bridges to the Past is a 2.4 mile out and back trail located near West Point, Kentucky and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Paved walking trail, along creek, historic points of interest This hike offers a very nice scenic trail as well as one full of historic points of interest. The trail is paved the entire route, and follows the old L&N Turnpike. The Turnpike was chartered in 1837, and was used until 1919 when it was deemed too close to artillery ranges at Fort Knox. Even today it is common to hear artillery being fired while you are walking the trail. Along the trail you will see 3 stone bridges that are over 150 years old. During World War II, German POW's were used to repair the bridges. Near the end of the trail, Sieboldt Cave can be seen on your left. The cave is visible year round, but you are not allowed to approach the cave. Shortly past the cave is a gate closing the road, which is where you turn around and retrace you steps. This trail is on Military property, and is sometimes closed for training missions
This was a very interesting was a very interesting trial. The path was an important route for the transportation of troops and supplies during the Civil War. There are short pants into each creek bed to allow for photography and exploration of the bridges. It is very well maintained, and while it is not challenging, this Trail is something everyone in the area should explore.
Nice gentle uphill walk with 3 one hundred and fifty year old bridges. My imagination ran wild thinking of the travelers from long ago. My only complaint would be that this trail had the most aggressive bugs buzzing me the entire time !
A true pleasure!
nice path to walk.
This trail was awesome! Love the historical markers along the way. The first bridge is my favorite. To really get a good look at the bridges you need to get off of the paved path and walk down and look at the bridge. There are some small waterfalls along the way so be on the look out for those too.
this was awesome, not sure when it opened up again but it was open today. with the leaves falling everywhere and the nice cool air it was among the best places I've ever been and I would highly suggest checking it out before it closes again
This trail has been reopened. Would be better after a good rainfall.
THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL 2015