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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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Bark Camp Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful trail.

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Berea Forest Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Myself and 3 friends did the popular part of this trail. The initial climb is pretty tough right out of the parking lot and through a small camping area. Once up to where the trail splits it levels out. We choose the West Pinnacle first. Very flat and smooth hiking all the way to the point where you reach the West Pinnacle. View from West Pinnacle was not really the greatest and you have to scale your way up through rocks to reach the summit for the view. We left the West Pinnacles and trekked back down the same trail since there were no trail maps available. When we got back to the trail split we headed to the right and up to the East Pinnacles. The trail had a slight to moderate incline all the way up until you reach what I like to refer to as The Sunlight (most of the trails we covered were canopy covered). Here it levels out and leads to one last incline that levels out around the East Pinnacle! View from the East Pinnacle was much better and very photogenic! Looking forward to going back in the future and trekking to the other destination locations within the trail system.

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Three Bridges Trail
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10 Completed 8 Reviews

Great trail! Not to difficult. The tree bridges were fantastic to see. Well worth the time!

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Hawk Creek Valley Suspension Bridge
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

the was a nice trail. pretty well marked and easy to follow. there was a couple of trees downed over the trailer but the weren't any problem to get by. the bridge an the area around it were wonderful and worth the walk for sure!! its all down hill going in and all uphill coming back, but its a great walk. I never had seen as many paw paw trees and different kind of mushrooms. the trees had no paw paws on them. is have loved to have one to eat, but maybe next year!!

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Mammoth Cave Park Long Loop Trail
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12 Completed 12 Reviews

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Fort Thomas landmark tree trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Not much parking available but we walked there so that wasn't a problem. The trail doesn't get a lot of attention it seems which is good because we only saw a few other people but bad because there was some maintenance needed. All told its worth a stroll.

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Pilot Knob Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great View of multiple counties in central Ky. Can see the big blue building in down town Lexington and the EKU dorms. Simply breath taking!

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Dog Slaughter Falls Trailhead
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29 Completed 30 Reviews

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Raven Run Nature Sanctuary Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I love this place. I have many fond memories from when I was a child and teenager of hiking and having picnics at Raven Run. I miss living in the country and this place is a convenient 10-15 minutes out of town...a sanctuary not only for the animals, but for those wanting to escape the city sights, noise, and smells...a great place to spend the day. Although information on this trail shows it to be only 3.9 miles, there are several historical loops and connector trails that overlap and a person could easily spend a whole day going slowly and resting from time to time to take it all in. The new nature center has better displays and information.

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Holly Bay Campground
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29 Completed 30 Reviews

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