Rock Bridge Trail #207

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Rock Bridge Trail #207 Map

Rock Bridge Trail #207 is paved loop trail that descends into a deep ravine with towering hemlock trees and dense rhododendron understory. It is loctaed in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

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.

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Trailhead: Rock Bridge Trailhead
Latitude 3  7.77089711Longitude -83.56678467

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

Red River Gorge 36x36 Map36x36 inch map (pdf; 7 MB) of the Red River Gorge. Includes trails, roads, streams, recreation areas, Clifty Wilderness and other boundaries. You can get this map printed full size by contacting a print vendor with a large format plotter. In some versions of Acrobat, you can print out sections on your home printer. Better yet, download the file for a digital reference.

At a Glance

Fees None
Permit Info: You must purchase a permit if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Slade
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


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


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 is available at the Rock Bridge Picnic Area. 



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