Explore With Emma - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

With Emma Map
VIEW FULL MAP

Very cool short hike

hiking
7 days ago

The view is amazing on this trail!

This trail was awesome. was a little populated but the views were totally worth it. I would def recommend checking it out! Daniel Boone is beautiful in general.

Was there during Labor Day so it had a theme park feel with all the people. Disappointed by all the trash. View was awesome and lots of places to rest on the way up.

it was beautiful! nice ascent to the top, good workout, loved the view

hiking
25 days ago

Perfect for a day away from town ..lol.

Another beautiful gem of The Red with a very fitting name! Easy hike out and back to enjoy another of the Red River Gorge's many arches.

Not bad for a paved path. Probably a better hike in the spring when it’s wet season and more flowers are in bloom and the water is flowing better in the creek.

walking
1 month ago

We do this trail frequently when we have a short amount of time to be in the area. The kids love seeing the springs in different seasons and it’s a nice, easy walk on well maintained trails.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice paved trail that would be good to take small children. If you want to see the actual arches of the bridge you have to hike down to the creek bottom to see it well. Lots of wildflowers even in August.

Beautiful arch and also if you go up some more there is a small cliff, a little dangerous for kids as there is no rails on that cliff. It is less than a mile walk and not bad at all.

Nice view at the top but you will be ascending quite a bit.

hiking
1 month ago

A fantastic, family friendly short trail for first timers with a decent pay off at the end. The views around the arch are awesome, be careful on top of the arch, it is a bit slanted to the side

We thought this would be an easy going loop to finish up a nice weekend but the trails are super confusing. There is not that „one loop“ we ended up doing several loops and crossing paths we did before and had to take some trails twice. There are definitely nice views but the trail system seemed like a maze.

Very cool trail and scenery. We only walked to arch-did not do whole loop.

Very easy trail. Great trail for family's as of trail is level and wheelchair friendly. Perfect trail for romance as this place is good first date place.

hiking
1 month ago

Combined with the Tioga Falls Trail, you can get a good 5 mile hike. Even though it was a very hot & muggy day, we enjoyed the area and history. Trails are in good shape. Don't wander off the trails too far unless it is one of the places they want to to go see.

We enjoyed hiking in Natural Bridge State Park. The Original Trail was a nice hike, easily done after dinner with 4 boys, ages 4-12. the views were amazing. There were very few others around when we took the after dinner hike on a Monday evening, however Tuesday afternoon there were lots of people around. It never fails that there's a few fools trying to become a statistic in front of your kids... That's unfortunate.

On Tuesday we hiked the longer way, crossed the Natural Bridge and on to Lover's Leap, then down Devil's Gulch. It was more great scenery. there was one section where we were walking on the edge for 50 feet, but not bad - just keep kids by the hand.

Nice day trek with plenty of water along the way for our dog. Very neat bridge with a nice creek to stop and take some pictures at before making the hike back. Remember its almost uphill the whole way back.

Good hike with a cool finish. The bridge is awesome and you can even hike around to see it from afar as well. Lots of side views to explore, and none of it was too difficult.

Did the original trail this past Saturday. Good trail. Not very long and good elevation gain. Trail was very busy with hikers because of the great weather.

hiking
2 months ago

Great 3mi loop in Grayson Lake State Park. Trail head is by the basketball court near the campground entrance. Thankfully they put up a new trailhead sign! Loop is well marked and well maintained. A nice walking stick is recommended as you'll encounter numerous spider webs across the trail, especially if you're the first one out that day. Follow the orange blaze markers to stay on the trail. The falls are really worth the hike, especially after a good rain. The first "half" of the trail(up to the falls) is a little boring. Some nice wildlife sightings occasionally, but nothing special. After passing the falls though, the trail follows the lake closely and you get some wonderful views of the lake and the rock cliffs surrounding it.

This is one of the most beautiful places in Kentucky!........I heard that from an experienced Ohio hiker as well as a Kentucky native who hikes all over the state. Needless to say, I had to go. Once you arrive at State Park Lodge parking area, there are several hiking trails leading up to the Natural Bridge and all are short (less than a mile) located at the trailheads behind the lodge. We chose to take the "Original Trail" to the Battleship Rock Trail (one bridge out; however, you can easily get around it), up the Devil's Gulch Stairway, a side trek to Lover's Leap (well worth the extra 20 minute round trip), and back onto the trail leading atop the bridge. There is a sign at the end of the bridge showing you the way to under the bridge or another side trek to Balanced Rock. Unfortunately, we did not have time to do this trek due to it getting dark. From there, you can take the main trail back to the trailhead.

I would say most people will be able to hike this trail. Elders & inexperienced hikers should not take the Devil's Gulch Stairway as it is steep and one wrong mis-step would end it all. By staying on the "Original Trail" the entire way, most should be able to maneuver it without any troubles.

For me, this was an easy "5-star" hiking area. There are a lot of things to do in this area and next time I will plan to stay at least 3-4 days.
Enjoy!

battleship had a bridge out. not good with kids, which I had 2

Very nice and easy trail good for kids. it has nice features to exlplore

hiking
2 months ago

This was a very nice a pretty trail it is paved all the way. there are places that are maked by the no trepassing that are posted by the US government so do not go off the trail. but it was a very peaceful walk for me and my dog both.

Okay so first of all I was confused on how to get to the trailhead. So you arrive into Grayson lake state park and head towards the campground, right after the golf course on the right a sign that says trails will lead you to trail head. You will have to endure TONS of spiderwebs and ticks if you embark on this trail. You have been warned. It is a loop but easy to miss the detour that makes it a loop. I got lost and the only other person I passed on the trail was also lost. I didn’t see any falls but I’m guessing at different times of the year the “falls” is where I was misled, I eventually found my way. Pretty much make sure you are following the orange markings on the trees. If you have arrived at a dirt road you’ve gone too far. To me it was not worth it because of the ticks and spiderwebs. If it weren’t for those 2 caveats it would have been a nice, easy hike.

Semi-tame deer are often found in the area.

Really enjoyed this trail. Lots of spiderwebs tho.

This is a very short and easy trail. The map above shows a loop but this trail is an out and back. It follows the river and is somewhat scenic but not much.

Load More