Bridges to the Past

EASY 29 reviews
#2 of 3 trails in

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 trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
367 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

no dogs

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

hiking
28 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Lovely paved out and back path with plenty of room for bikers, walkers, and runners. Caves and bridges marked so exploring is easier! Only downside is you start hearing the nearby outdoor gun range at around the 1.5 mile.

hiking
2 months ago

the signs for this trail apparently do not do it justice, I walked a majority of it before turning around after not understanding the point. after seeing the reviews on this app I will walk it again and follow the tips from other hikers

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

half of the trail was closed

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

Very scenic hike, especially if you know where the caves are.

hiking
6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

walking
10 months ago

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

Monday, August 08, 2016

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.

walking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

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 !

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

A true pleasure!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

nice path to walk.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

nice walk