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Natural Bridge and Hood Branch Trail

Slade, KY

Natural Bridge and Hood Branch Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Slade, Kentucky that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Auxier Ridge Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked in July. Nice secluded camping area slightly off the trail before the Courthouse Rock split. After a night of camping, hiking to Courthouse Rock, Double Arch, and out the Auxier Branch Trail. I kept saying the whole time, "These views are GD majestic." It was beautiful. I'm glad this was my first real hike ever!

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Double Arch Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiked in July as part of my first backpacking outing. Beautiful views...hung out for a while in awe of my surroundings. Lots of people on the trails. Several people has their dogs. Had a great time and would hike it again!

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Grays Arch Trail
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48 Completed 10 Reviews

Great Hike! Good workout and fantastic views

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Pilot Knob Trail
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28 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail to do in the winter. Fabulous veiws. And lots of wildlife to see.

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Fort Boonesborough Campground
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28 Completed 2 Reviews

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Raven Run-Red+Evans' Mill+Orange Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Lick Falls Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful views!

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Sky Bridge Red River Gorge
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Cedar Sink Trail
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Natural Bridge
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Very family friendly, short walk, lots to see.

The short loop trail is great for a quick relaxed hike. You can walk or drive down from the Welcome Center to the Trail Head. If you walk you can stop at the creek to your right.

The Natural Bridge itself is much larger than I thought it would be, it's more like a giant natural tunnel. You can walk through it and on top. There is a hole in the ceiling you can see from below or above.

This is somewhere you can keep going back to, especially because it is a Resort style Park, everything is all right there.

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