Rock Bridge Trail #207


Area Status: Open

Rock Bridge ArchRock Bridge Trail #207 is paved loop trail that descends into a deep ravine with towering hemlock trees and dense rhododendron understory. This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Hikers enjoy the tranquil setting near Rock Bridge, a natural standstone arch that spans across the creek. This arch is the only "bridge" in the Red River Gorge over water. A small waterfall upstream provides an ideal spot for some quiet time with nature.

Trail Connections: Swift Camp Creek Trail # 219 (7 miles)

At a Glance

Fees: ​No fee for trail use.
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Slade, KY
Passes: No fee for trail use. All vehicles on KY 15 or in the Red River Gorge and Indian Creek area north of KY 15 must display a recreation permit for backcountry camping between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. $5/day; $7/3 days; $50/annual pass. Recreation Passes and Permits
Information Center: Gladie Office Contact Information
Gladie Visitor Center Information  

General Information

Accessibility:

This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.


Directions:

From Slade, take KY 15 east for 7 miles to KY 715. Turn left on 715; go 0.3-mile and turn right onto Rock Bridge Road (Forest Service Road 24). Follow this road for 3 miles to its terminus at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area.

From Pine Ridge, take exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway and head west on KY 15. Turn right on KY 715; go 0.3-mile and turn right onto Rock Bridge Road (Forest Service Road 24). Follow this road for 3 miles to its terminus at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area.
 


Parking:

Parking is available at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area. 


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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.25 miles

  Latitude : 
37.770137

  Longitude : 
-83.566925