Something that is near to my heart is hiking and unplugging for an afternoon.  Recently since we moved to kentucky we have been exploring the National Forests and fell in love with the natural bridge trail, in Slade KY.  As you can see from the photos, we take all of our family and friends on this trail if we can!

natural bridge trail

natural bridge trail

Getting to the top

This trail is about a mile to get to the top and is very easily marked and taken care of!  That being said, if you dont hike or aren’t used to this type of workout, you’re going to want to pace yourself walking up and try not to push it.   There is also a ski lift to plop you right to the top of the bridge!  It does have an off season where it doesn’t run, so if you are planning on taking that route, make sure it’s running!  This trail is great, but does go up in elevation quite quickly.  Once you’re on top of the natural bridge trail there are zero railings and it is a straight drop down, because of this dogs are not allowed on the trail and if you have littles, you’re going to watch to supervise them very carefully.

Once you get to the top you can sit on the natural bridge and sit in awe of the beauty of this world.  The amazing rock structures and rolling hills of trees are absolutely beautiful. If I could do this trail every day I would be so happy.  It doesn’t feel like you are in Kentucky, and it makes you realize how small in the world you and your problems are.

natural bridge trail

natural bridge trail

Elopements

Many people come to this trail to elope and rock climb in their wedding gear!  It is a great trail to get outside and do something you love.  The Gorge has some of the best rock climbing in the world and attracts many people to it because of that!n. I cannot think of a better trail to elope and climb on if this is something that is near to your heart.  It is a quick hike up with a very well taken care of path, perfect for your wedding attire to go up.  The only thing you’ll need is different shoes!  You will need a photo pass from the parks to elope, so make sure to check that out as your planning!  You can find more info Here!

 


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