Rock Bridge Trail Out and Back

MODERATE 145 reviews

Rock Bridge Trail Out and Back is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

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.

hiking
25 days ago

Trail was easy to follow and very scenic. GO EARLY to beat the crowd. The rock bridge and creation falls are beautiful!

1 month ago

I highly recommend this trail. It's a nice trail for an afternoon hike after a long day at work! The falls are gorgeous!

hiking
2 months ago

Lovely trail with a little bit of everything - beautiful subtropical, mountainside foliage, cardio elevation, rock walls, a cave, an arch, a river, a creek, and a the crown jewel, a waterfall. If you are a photog and want to get pics, don’t come on a weekend. My first visit was on a warm, Sunday, Spring afternoon and it was like Disneyland. If you prefer solitude or want to get pictures, then weekdays, early are good for you. Falls look great after some rain, and the splash pool is a great place to cool off. Nice picnic area and family friendly. My only complaint is the limited parking.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike with waterfall and creek that the dogs loved.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. Make sure to dip your toes in the falls.

hiking
2 months ago

Great evening loop very easy to jog or hike

hiking
7 months ago

Loved the waterfall, fall colors. 10 Nov 17

8 months ago

Great hike on a beautiful afternoon then lunch at Skybridge Restaurant. Great place to sit and visit and good food too!

hiking
8 months ago

Love this hike. Took my 4 yr old at the time and he loved the falls and the creek area so much! For a pregnant wife and 4 year old the trail is def moderate but take your time and it is so much fun. Went during a drizzle and there was enough tree cover that we didn't get too wet... you know.. before we played in the water. Will do again!

hiking
8 months ago

fun hike with young boys today. Beautiful falls and creek.

9 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice moderate hike, waterfall and natural rock bridge . Love this after it rained

10 months ago

Beautiful and easy walk with my dog'

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail. Very busy lots of people and dogs.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful lush trail with lots of creeks and a waterfall. The water is shallow so it's perfect for swimming or just cooling off. Quite a few steps, dips, and inclines. Takes one or two hours depending on how fast you're hiking.

11 months ago

Creation Falls is a must see!!

hiking
11 months ago

Very disappointing "falls" after a very tedious climb; we were expecting a larger waterfall. Very pretty landscape. Have tons of water on hand! Very hot in the peak of summer/July.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite places in the world. I love this trail. A waterfall, and a natural rock arch, I'm under 1.5 miles, can't beat it.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

chill trail

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great walk not too long!! Loved walking in the water!!!

walking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

The coolest kid friendly trail! My trip enjoyed it so much. The trail is well maintained and relatively clean, simply amazing!

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Very easy short trail. I passed 2 families with young children so fine for kids as well. Beautiful. Even found a little baby snake!

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Loved this trail! Very beautiful. The waterfall was awesome. Pretty easy hike. Very enjoyable.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Fun Trail, fairly easy loop trail. Very Scenic, water feature and neat features (Water fall, bridge, rock shelters)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

loved it

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Incredible views. Majestic waterfall and natural bridge. The road was closed, so we hiked 3.1 miles to get to the trail and to get out. Worth it.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Great trail a definite must see

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Went just when the last of the fall color was there. Quiet all around, was the only one on the trail. Brought my pup and he absolutely loved it. The water was low, so no waterfalls but still beautiful.

Friday, October 28, 2016

This was a wonderful hike...lots to climb and explore. beautiful waterfall

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

One of my favorites at the Gorge. Deep wooded trail, Creek and falls.

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