Osborne Bend Trail #240

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Osborned Bend Trailhead parking area

Osborne Bend is a loop trail that passes through the Clifty Wilderness. Two trailheads with parking occur off of KY 715. 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

Osborne Bend Trail #240, Lost Branch Trail #239 Map

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: Stanton
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-8100

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

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:

Parking is available at the Osborne Bend Loop Trailhead and a small roadside pulloff.  


Activities


Hiking

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