This route is sure to challenge, as it connects rocky, hilly trails, areas with sinkholes, caves, and limestone bed creeks to cross.
This longer route completes a seven-mile loop heading around some of the highlights of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. From the main parking area, begin your hike on the Spring Brook Trail
. A little ways into this route, you'll cross a creek, the only one on the journey.
At the first intersection, take a right onto the Deer Run Trail
. This long loop meanders along the western edge of the park, and you'll find yourself heading south before moving back to the east and returning to the Spring Brook Trail
. Continue heading right, and complete the Spring Brook Trail
If you're feeling strong and want to continue, add on the Sinkhole Trail
. This additional loop features a similar trail, but the added distance might be just enough to make for a perfect outing.
All of the trails in the park feature rocky, forested tread, so keep an eye out for your footing. If you have the time, be sure to explore the shorter boardwalk trails (not on this loop) that lead around the Rock Bridge and Devil's Icebox loops that are in the middle of the park.