Sky Bridge Trail #214

Area Status: Open
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Sky Bridge Trail #214 Map

Sky 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 along a high cliff shelf 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.

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Trailhead: Sky Bridge Recreation Area
Latitude  37.81601347  Longitude  -83.58478573

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
Restrictions: This trail is developed for hiking only. 
Closest Towns: Slade
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets
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


The toilets and pathway to the overlook are accessible.


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. 



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