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Best trails in Natural Bridge State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Natural Bridge State Park, Kentucky? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Natural Bridge State Park ranging from 0.8 to 10.7 miles and from 728 to 1,335 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
This trail was built in the 1880s by the Lexington and Eastern Railroad. It is the most popular trail for hiking to the Natural Bridge. Beginning near the gift shop, the trail gently climbs .25 mile tShow more
#2 - Original Natural Bridge Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 45 m
Original Natural Bridge Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is priShow more
#3 - Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#4 - Whittleton Branch Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Whittleton Branch Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#5 - Natural Bridge via Rock Garden Trail and Devil's Gulch
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Natural Bridge via Rock Garden Trail and Devil's Gulch is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#6 - Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#7 - Balanced Rock Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Balanced Rock Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natShow more
#8 - Original, Laurel Ridge and Rock Trail Loop
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
Original, Laurel Ridge and Rock Trail Loop is a 2 mile loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a cave and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.Show more
#9 - Natural Bridge via Low Gap and Rock Garden Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Natural Bridge via Low Gap and Rock Garden Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill leShow more
#10 - Sand Gap Loop
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Our most challenging trail, Sand Gap requires 4-6 hours to complete. There are no shortcuts once youve started, so allow adequate time to make this trip before dark. Sand Gap Trail begins near the uppShow more
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