Natural Bridge

EASY 17 reviews

Natural Bridge is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

forest

views

Short trail, but one that is very interesting. It's reported to be the only natural bridge in Kentucky with a paved roar over it. There is a crystal clear stream of water that runs through it along with a walking path.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

4 months ago

Super easy and pretty

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4 months ago

Short, easy trail to a large natural bridge. Follow the white blazes. Starts at the Welcome Center, so makes a nice add-on if you come here to take a cave tour or hike one of the park's more substantial trails.

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4 months ago

7 months ago

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

We took our kids and dog on this trail before we left for the day. There was alot to see and the kids had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Easy, short walk from welcome center down a paved path to a well defined trail. 40 minute round trip. As others have reported this natural bridge is like a tunnel. It does support a small paved road. Its was nice to visit and kill an hour of time waiting for X-Cave tour to start.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Was a decent walk, paths not posted but at least it's out and away from the house.

Monday, May 02, 2016

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Very family friendly, short walk, lots to see.

The short loop trail is great for a quick relaxed hike. You can walk or drive down from the Welcome Center to the Trail Head. If you walk you can stop at the creek to your right.

The Natural Bridge itself is much larger than I thought it would be, it's more like a giant natural tunnel. You can walk through it and on top. There is a hole in the ceiling you can see from below or above.

This is somewhere you can keep going back to, especially because it is a Resort style Park, everything is all right there.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Excellent, easy trail. Great for kids and beginners. The trailhead is behind the Welcome Center. The trail winds along beside a creek and takes you through an amazing rock formation. Then, the trail goes up and over the Natural Bridge and loops back around to the Welcome Center. Great views with little time or effort required.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Did this as part of the three bridges trail. Very interesting to see how rock formations are created over millions of years.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Easy, great if you have kids and are waiting for the next cave tour to open. I personally went on it after I went on Horn Hollow trail, just because Horn Hollow was lacking in the end without the ability to go into the caves.

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Friday, April 05, 2013

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Easy hike. 20 mins at the most. Nice walk through the natural bridge.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nice fun little trail. 20-30 mins. Neat walk through at the bridge.