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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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Cherokee Park
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Great trail! The scenic route is a 2.6 mile loop on pavement. Great mix of uphill and downhill with flat spots in between. The hills are often low grades, not steep. Great mix of people as well, some walking with dogs, some running, some biking, and some rollerblading. Located next to a golf course, very quiet!

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Double Arch Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Easy to find driving. Trail is a little long, but relatively easy. I believe there was some shimmying required in certain spots. You can see the Double Arch along the way from a distance, but not so much when you're up close. The top view is very similar to the Natural Bridge. You can look straight through the Arch like a window once you're on your way to the top. Lots of subtle extras here & there, such as rock formations on the trail and on the Arch itself. (One that looks like a snake head, another looks almost volcanic) There's a completely sideways tree growing off a cliff as another quirky extra. This is one you can keep coming back to.

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Anglin Falls
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

GPS is not %100 accurate, but will get you pretty close. We went after a big storm, and the waterfall was amazing! The hike was short, but in some spots got a little thick. Also the trail is not always blatantly obvious. Well worth going, especially after the rain. You can actually get right under the fall, which is nice after a humid walk through the woods.

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Natural Bridge and Hood Branch Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Easy to find driving. Long hike, for an amateur. A lot to see on the way, view from the top is amazing! There was a sky-lift there, but it was not open when we went. There are also stairs you can take, we used them on the way down. Make sure to get a picture from the ground looking up at the Arch, it's impressive to say the least. Once on top, we got an awesome panoramic shot. There's also a super narrow passage you have to walk through in order to get up to the top which was strange and awesome!

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Van hook falls and cane creek valley
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail was in great condition. Recent rainfall amounts made for very nice small waterfall viewings & a really nice amount of water on Vanhook Falls. Cane Creek is a terrific spot to stop for lunch & cool off in the swift & cool water. Be sure to check out the rock water slide that passes under the first bridge before the creek. Abundant wildlife on trail (including copperheads) & nice wooded scenery.

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Devou Park
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25 Completed 3 Reviews

The trail consists of a series of eight trails that create a few different loops. The only real difficulty to the trail is weather conditions, especially mud after raining. More than 50% of the trail gets overly muddy with little to no rock or gravel to help find a foothold. Combine that with small but steep inclines and washed out switchbacks the trail seems more appropriate for mountain bikers than hikers when it has been raining.

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Bee Rock Trail
by Shannon Bertram

7 Completed 3 Reviews

overall a good trail. great overlook. Trail 529.

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Shillito Park Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

It was fun

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Lost River Cave and Valley Trail
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6 Completed 7 Reviews

Great hike and geocaching for younger kids.

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Rockcastle Narrows Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

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