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Best trails in Slade

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Looking for a great trail near Slade, Kentucky? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Natural Bridge State Park or Central Kentucky Wildlife Management Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Berea College Forest or Mill Creek Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Slade ranging from 0.8 to 10.7 miles and from 728 to 1,335 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Slade
Top trails (16)
#1 - Gray's Arch Trail Loop
Daniel Boone National Forest
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Hiking the loop counter clockwise is suggested since the path down from the escarpment is easier to see going downhill. It's a beautiful trial with gorgeous views from the bluffs.Show more
#2 - Double Arch, Courthouse Rock and Auxier Ridge Loop
Daniel Boone National Forest
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
From the trailhead go to double arch and then backtrack for about a half a mile. Then take the turn off for Courthouse Rock, follow it to Hay Stack. Then back to the trailhead. Very little backtrackinShow more
#3 - Natural Bridge and Battleship Rock Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
This trail was built in the 1880s by the Lexington and Eastern Railroad. It is the most popular trail for hiking to the Natural Bridge. Beginning near the gift shop, the trail gently climbs .25 mile tShow more
#4 - Original Natural Bridge Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 45 m
Original Natural Bridge Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is priShow more
#5 - Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
Pinch-em Tight to Hanson's Point is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbShow more
#6 - Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Red River Gorge End-to-End Trail is a 10.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#7 - Natural Bridge via Rock Garden Trail and Devil's Gulch
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Natural Bridge via Rock Garden Trail and Devil's Gulch is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trailShow more
#8 - Pinch Em Tight, Rough Trail, and Rush Ridge Loop
Daniel Boone National Forest
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Pinch Em Tight, Rough Trail, and Rush Ridge Loop is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail ofShow more
#9 - Balanced Rock Trail
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Balanced Rock Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, natShow more
#10 - Sand Gap Loop
Natural Bridge State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
Our most challenging trail, Sand Gap requires 4-6 hours to complete. There are no shortcuts once youve started, so allow adequate time to make this trip before dark. Sand Gap Trail begins near the uppShow more
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