Bridges to the Past

EASY 20 reviews
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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

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

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
11 months ago

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 !

11 months ago

A true pleasure!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

nice path to walk.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

nice walk

walking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

hiking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

hiking
Saturday, November 14, 2015

This trail was awesome! Love the historical markers along the way. The first bridge is my favorite. To really get a good look at the bridges you need to get off of the paved path and walk down and look at the bridge. There are some small waterfalls along the way so be on the look out for those too.

hiking
Monday, October 26, 2015

this was awesome, not sure when it opened up again but it was open today. with the leaves falling everywhere and the nice cool air it was among the best places I've ever been and I would highly suggest checking it out before it closes again

hiking
Friday, October 16, 2015

This trail has been reopened. Would be better after a good rainfall.

hiking
Saturday, February 09, 2013

THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED UNTIL 2015