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Rock Bridge

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Rock Bridge - Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Photo by Ben Prepelka
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   One of the easy trail loop hikes in the Red River Gorge Geological Area leads to a rare natural waterfall arch. Rock Bridge Arch is found near the midpoint of trail #207, an 1.3 mile path along the Swift Creek. A small waterfall and beach area, in addition to Rock Bridge, make for an exceptional short day trip.
   The Rock Bridge was initially formed as a waterfall as it passed over resistant rock, and the powerful creek worked its way through crevices in the softer rock below. Over time, the flowing water created an opening under the 60 foot span, the only one of its kind in the Red River Gorge.
   Kentucky's gravel Route 24 creates a southern boundary to the Clifty Wilderness and leads to the Rock Bridge picnic area and arch trailhead. The trail, although steep in some places, is fairly easy and can be a fun part of this section of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

    Red River Gorge Map


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