Rock Bridge Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Rock Bridge Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pine Ridge, KY that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.4 miles 258 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Rock Bridge Trail is one of the most scenic trails in Red River Gorge, including the arch (the "rock bridge") for which the trail is named, and a beautiful waterfall on the way to the arch. Highlights include rich vegetation, hiking alongside a creek for much of the the trail, a natural arch that actually spans the creek at the apex of the trail, a scenic waterfall, a small clearing for picnicing, and an access point to other trails in Red River Gorge. The trail is perfect in good weather, beautiful in all weather, but can be muddy/slippery in rain and snow. Trailhead located at the end of a 3 mile gravel road.

15 days ago

Went just when the last of the fall color was there. Quiet all around, was the only one on the trail. Brought my pup and he absolutely loved it. The water was low, so no waterfalls but still beautiful.

1 month ago

This was a wonderful hike...lots to climb and explore. beautiful waterfall

1 month ago

1 month ago

One of my favorites at the Gorge. Deep wooded trail, Creek and falls.

1 month ago

This is a nice but short hike and is heavily used so expect to run into a lot of people and lots of children and women hiking with sandles on. So you might be held up by a group of people moving very slow through the hike. There is some sharp elevation changes as you hike down to Creation Falls and the Rock Bridge area as well as back up as you move back to the trailhead on the opposite end.

1 month ago

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2 months ago

great easy trail with great views. dogs loved it!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Short, but absolutely gorgeous! The Rock Bridge is amazing. Stop and do it even if you have something else planned that day.

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3 months ago

Very nice trail which leads to creation falls, enjoyed it a lot

3 months ago

This is a nice trail but it's heavy populated and very short.

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3 months ago

Great for a short hike with an awesome attraction in the middle- creation falls. I take my friends when they visit, pretty much anyone can do this trail. Love it.

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4 months ago

Hiked many trails in the Gorge, and this one was my favorite. Lush forest, waterfall, and a super cool arch all in a short span. Take this hike if you are in the Red River Gorge area.

5 months ago

loved the trail had great scenery. really easy all paved, great rock over hang. it looked like a rain forest in July. the trail had a water fall and the bridge was neat to see. great spot to cool off

5 months ago

Looks like a rain forest! Truly a most unique trail in the gorge

5 months ago

The trail was nice. Not to long but still a good work out. the creek is a nice place to cool off. We will definitely be back.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

More of a family trail. Most of it is asphalt (under the pine needles, etc...). Pretty views. Many more bugs on this trail than the others we did.

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6 months ago

Most beautiful trail I've ever been on. The beginning felt like I was in a rainforest. Waterfall was gorgeous with a sandy beach and was a great place for kids to swim. We hiked it in the evening about 2 hours before dark and it was fantastic. Don't miss it if you're around Red River Gorge. While there we also went canoeing through Red River Adventures and rented a cabin from Red River Outdoors. Awesome place to spend a weekend.

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6 months ago

nice trail. not to bad at all, it was a very beautiful scenery. I loved the hike!