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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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Lick Falls Trail
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11 Completed 9 Reviews

Great trail to be on! Saw some wildlife! Be careful of spiders, there are plenty of webs about. Unfortunately the water at the falls due to water levels. Some great views of the lake, however it would be nice to have some benches around the trail with lake views to sit and enjoy the views!

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Lower Holly Loop Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail to take your family on.

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Asbury Trails
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I am a newbie hiker, but this was my favorite trail hike thus far. I did the Old Stage Road trail and connected to the Great Wall trail. The rock formations are just absolutely breathtaking. There is even a bonus trail off of the Great Wall trail that takes you to a cave. It is not on the trail map but is marked once you get out there. This cave trail is not long but it was the most challenging, as it is very steep and slippery, but worth the climb. The cave is small but it is a great place to rest, as it feels like an air conditioned room in there. There was a large fallen tree branch that was blocking part of the Great Wall trail when I was out there, so I had to turn around before reaching the end. The walk back to the parking lot was all uphill- quite a workout! But the views and everything I saw were worth it. I prefer hikes of relatively short distances (5 miles or less), well marked trails, and beautiful/interesting scenery. If you have similar preferences then you will very much enjoy this hike.

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Cane Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail follows Cane Creek for 2.5 miles and stops next to a Forest Service road. No picturesque views at the end of the trail or on the trail.

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Lick Falls Trail
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5 Completed 1 Reviews

The 1st half of this trail is definitely not as exciting as the 2nd half. But the 2nd half is well worth the wait. I never knew how beautiful Grayson could be. Trail is well marked and a pretty easy hike. The waterfall is definitely a seasonal waterfall but its a beautiful area nonetheless. Thoroughly enjoyed it & looking forward to kayaking it next time!

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Dog Slaughter Falls Trailhead
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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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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11 Completed 9 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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