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Laurel Ridge Trail

Intermediate
 4.6 (9)

A lovely singletrack leading to three different and stunning overlooks past the top of Natural Bridge.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

1,210' 369 m

High

1,101' 336 m

Low

93' 28 m

Up

165' 50 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Open dawn to dusk.

Description

This trail leads from the top of Natural Bridge to the Natural Bridge overlook and Lovers Leap. It is almost 100% singletrack and while mostly flat, it has its share of roots to trip you up if you are not careful. There is a great view of Natural Bridge from the bridge overlook that gives you a perspective of the route you just came up. Once you reach the end of the trail, Lovers Leap offers a splendid panorama over the valley covering KY 11. If you are there during climbing season, you can see a kaleidoscope of colors from the tents at Miguels!

Flora & Fauna

Few animals to speak of but the flora is outstanding, several types of ferns including the Christmas fern, plenty of the magnificent eastern hemlock, and hardwood species that provide for excellent fall viewing.

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Shared By:

Chris Davis

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  4.6 from 9 votes

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  4.6 from 9 votes
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#6,677

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Photos

Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
View of the Natural Bridge from The Overlook
Nov 24, 2017 near Campton, KY
Natural Bridge
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Walkway to Natural Bridge
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
View from Natural Bridge
May 10, 2018 near Campton, KY
Stairway up the Devils Gulch Connector.
Oct 28, 2020 near Campton, KY

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May 17, 2022
Stewart Carnes
Apr 22, 2022
Randy warwick
Mar 15, 2022
Lee Marbach
We hiked the following trails. Worth the visit! 1 The Original 9 Laurel Ridge 2 Balanced Rock
May 18, 2021
Allison K
Sky lift up and walk down 0.7mi
Apr 6, 2021
Anthony Gonzalez
Mar 13, 2021
jack dodson
Mostly flat easy trail. Has great overlooks and access can be had from skylift for those who wish.
Aug 23, 2020
Xavier Weekly
Aug 16, 2020
Dawn Mitchell