The Rocky Staircase Hike In Kentucky With A View That’s Worth The Climb

In a state with so many hiking trails and wonderful views, it can be difficult to narrow it down to the ones that are worth a little sweat. If you’ve ever hiked around Natural Bridge State Resort Park, then you know there are several trails that gave you opportunities to explore the park’s namesake feature: the incredible, natural sandstone bridge. There are ways to reach the bridge without any hiking at all (try the Skylift, featured here), but we recommend a different route. If you’re up for a bit of a challenge that’s so worth the climb, try this rocky staircase route that’s a wonderfully rewarding hike in Kentucky.

This challenging yet beautiful hike in Kentucky is worth the sweat and sore legs you’ll surely have from climbing this rocky staircase. You’ll be privileged to unmatched views of Natural Bridge, as well as sweeping views of Red River Gorge. Have you hiked through Devil’s Gulch and along the Laurel Ridge Trail? What is your favorite way to experience Natural Bridge? Let us know in the comments!

For more information on Natural Bridge State Resort Park and its hiking trails, visit here.

Address: 2135 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY 40376

And for another hike in Kentucky in this area that’s very easy, but comes with a great pay off, check out our previous article here.