Sky Bridge Trail #214

Area Status: Open

Sky Bridge ArchSky Bridge Trail #214, a semi-blacktop loop trail, leaves the Sky Bridge parking area and extends along a high narrow ridge to Sky Bridge and scenic overlooks. The trail passes over and beneath Sky Bridge, and then up a flight stairs (75 steps) back to the parking area. The main attractions are breathtaking overlooks into the Red River Gorge and the natural sandstone arch known as Sky Bridge. This trail is located in the Red River Gorge on the Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

The way across the bridge is wide, but there is no guardrail to prevent a fall. Keep a close eye on children and keep pets on a leash when crossing.

Sky Bridge Trail #214 Guide and Map (pdf)

Trailhead: Sky Bridge Recreation Area
Latitude  37.81601347  Longitude  -83.58478573

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Toilets
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

General Information


 Vault toilets at picnic area meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities, as well as a foot path from the parking lot to an overlook. 


From Slade, turn right on KY 15 and travel east 7 miles to KY 715. Turn left on 715 and continue for 4.7 miles to Sky Bridge Road.

From Pine Ridge (exit 40 on the Mountain Parkway), head west on KY 15 to KY 715. Turn right on 715 and continue 4.7 miles to Sky Bridge Road.


Parking is available at the Sky Bridge Recreation Area. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking


Toilets: Vault toilets at picnic area meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.

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