Rock Bridge Trail Out and Back

MODERATE 129 reviews

Rock Bridge Trail Out and Back is a 1.4 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
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 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
2 months ago

Loved the waterfall, fall colors. 10 Nov 17

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

Beautiful and easy walk with my dog'

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful trail. Very busy lots of people and dogs.

hiking
6 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.

6 months ago

Creation Falls is a must see!!

hiking
6 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.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

chill trail

hiking
8 months ago

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

walking
8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

11 months ago

loved it

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