Rock Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Wolfe County, Kentucky. It is within Daniel Boone National Forest. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 1,145 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 389 feet. The Rock Bridge Trailhead Parking and the Rock Bridge Picnic Area picnic site are near the trailhead.
Rock Bridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A beautiful loop hike that is dog-friendly and short enough for children, it goes by a rock house, a waterfall, and a true natural bridge with a picturesque creek flowing beneath it.The route takes you to two Red River Gorge landmarks. The first is Creation Falls, a beautiful waterfall with a sandy beach at the base. The second is Rock Bridge, the area’s only true natural bridge because it has a stream—Swift Camp Creek—flowing beneath it."
--Michael H. Brown, Revised by Carrie L. Stambaugh, Hiking Kentucky (Falcon Guides).
"This easy path, great for kids, visits some of the biggest trees in the area, including eastern hemlocks, which give parts of this trail a vaulted feel. Tangles of flowering rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and holly bushes line the trail. The path follows the Rock Bridge Fork and Swift Camp Creek, passing a waterfall and Rock Bridge Arch, the only rock bridge in the Red River Gorge area that lives up to its name, as it actually spans running water."
--Sean Patrick Hill, Hiking Kentucky's Red River Gorge (Menasha Ridge Press).
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