Three Bridges Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews

Three Bridges Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
629 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Three Bridges Trail is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Olive Hill, Kentucky. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Fantastic loop hike that passes three large natural bridges: Fern Bridge, Raven Bridge, and Smoky Bridge. If you tack on the short 0.5 mile Natural Bridge Trail, which also starts at the Welcome Center, you can see 4 large natural bridges in less than 4 miles. The difference between maximum and minimum elevation is only about 200 feet, but you will cover that 200 feet multiple times. Overall, best hike at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

hiking
29 days ago

Definitely an easier than moderate trail with minimal elevation change. Access the trail head by the Saltpeter cave sign across the street from the gift shop/welcome center parking lot. The middle bridge, Raven must be accessed by going about .1 mile off the TBT, the other two are directly on the trail. Smokey Bridge is the first if you clockwise and probably the most impressive. You can follow the red trail blazed to decent down to it. Lastly is Fern bridge going clock wise, which is pretty impressive as well. Lots of smaller caves along the trail as well as lots of rock formations. Over all, not much going on between the bridges, but the river can be seen when the trees don't have their leaves.

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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous rock formations and caves

2 months ago

3 months ago

The scenery on this trail always inspires me no matter how often I hike it. The rock formations are awesome. The trail itself is moderately difficult. A lot of elevation changes and you should watch your footing due to the roots and rocks throughout. Great trail. One of my favorites.

4 months ago

backpacking
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hiking
4 months ago

Brought my dog with me. Very peaceful, only one on the trail

4 months ago

4 months ago

Three bridges will always satisfy the wilderness seeking individual.
Have fun!

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

Great trail, with alot of "bang for your buck" sights. Great trail for all levels of hikers.