Red River Gorge: Rock Bridge Trail

MODERATE 45 reviews

Red River Gorge: Rock Bridge Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pine Ridge, Kentucky that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
334 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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This hike is always a staple for us when we visit the area! It's closer to easy than moderate, imo. Good for people of all ages. It starts by going down into the thick of the forest with huge trees all around you. Then you get to creation falls and can walk down past it and back up under it. The area there is sandy and the kids love playing in the water! Then you get to the actual Rock Bridge and can walk up across if it you feel so inclined. The last leg is all uphill and provides a nice booty workout!

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2 months ago

The best views ever! I love this trail. It can get busy and there is a bit of a steep incline but it's 100% worth it.

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Perfect for a lunch hike.

4 months ago

beautiful.. nice trail

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5 months ago

loved it!

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6 months ago

Great trail