Best bird watching trails in Clifty Wilderness, Kentucky

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Clifty Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Red River Gorge: Rock Bridge Trail
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 46 m
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.Show more
#2 - Rock Bridge Trail Out and Back
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 42 m
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.Show more
#3 - Eagle's Nest Trail
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 52 m
Trailhead is found at the parking lot at the end of the one lane bridge on KY715. It's mostly heavily wooded scenery with fairly even ground. There is a moderately steep incline at the beginning of the trail and a steep decline with loose rocks/debris at the end of the actual trail. The trail can be very difficult to navigate. Offline map is highly recommended!Show more
#4 - Tower Rock Trail
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 29 m
#5 - Osborne Bend Trail
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
Trailhead is found at the parking lot at the end of the one lane bridge on KY715. It's mostly heavily wooded scenery with fairly even ground. There is a moderately steep incline at the beginning of the trail and a steep decline with loose rocks/debris at the end of the actual trail. At the end of the trail you will come back to the KY715. Approx. 3 miles up the road (eastward direction) you will arrive back at the trail head parking lot. It's best to walk next to the road on the Red River side (going with traffic). There is enough room to walk on the side of the road with the exception of a couple of places. As long as you are aware of traffic there should be no problem. Wear reflectors/lights during low light conditions.Show more
#6 - Hopewell Arch, Double Deer Arch, and Snow Arch
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#7 - Between the Falls Arch
Clifty Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m