Area Status: Open
Osborne Bend is a loop trail that passes through the Clifty Wilderness. Two trailheads with parking occur off of KY 715. Completing this trail as a loop requires a 2-mile hike along the highway. The trail is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.
Osborne Bend Trail #240 Guide and Map (pdf)
Trail Connections: Lost Branch Trail #239 (1.75 miles)
Trailheads: Osborne Bend Trailhead (Parking area adjacent to Cooperas Creek Canoe Launch)
Roadside pull off on KY 715
At a Glance
This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Osborne Bend Trailhead (larger parking area) - Take KY 77 through Nada Tunnel. Continue on 77 to KY 715. Follow 715 approximately 7 miles to the parking area, just before the one-lane bridge that crosses the Red River.
Roadside pull-off: Off of KY 715, this trailhead is about 4.5 miles from the junction of KY 77 and 715. An unmarked pull-off for parking is available on the right side of the road. The trail is on the left. A small wooden sign marks the start of the trail.
Parking is available at the Osborne Bend Loop Trailhead and a small roadside pulloff.