Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade

4.6
#6 of 39 in Nature in Kentucky
Named after the massive rock bridge that forms the centerpiece of the park, Natural Bridge State Resort Park presents a variety of hiking trails and stunning vistas. The park spans approximately 930 hectares (2,300 acres), over half of which have been designated as a nature preserve to protect the array of flora and fauna that live here. You can hike to the 20 m (65 ft) high sandstone arch or enjoy a ride on the sky lift, located just a short walk from the park entrance, that ends within 183 m (600 ft) of the bridge. The park's trails range from moderate to strenuous in difficulty, traversing uneven ground, but you're rewarded with unmatched scenery. The 0.8-km (0.5-mile) Original Trail leading to the natural bridge dates from the 1890s. Keep in mind that hiking off-trail is not permitted. Find out how to plan Slade trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Natural Bridge State Parks offers a lot of the same beauty and attractions of the nearby Red River Gorge, but is overall a bit more family friendly. With trails as short as 1/4 mile to the main attrac...  more »
  • Natural bridge state resort park os a very nice place to visit. Whether you're wanting to get away from people or just a hike through nature, this is the place to go. Look around for hidden local spot...  more »
  • A great place to go hiking camping fishing or just relaxing and playing music around campfire. Be aware that there is dangerous areas that could be hazardous. There is also kid friendly activities for...  more »
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  • The park is beautiful and the trails are challenging but well worth it. The cottages are nice but the service could be better in regards to maid service and supplies stocked. Some utilities could use updating and there could be some pillows on the couch because the couch arms are hard and not fun to lean against without pillows. Also, the floors are cold during the winter, an area rug in the main room would be nice. Otherwise, the cottages have a nice woodsy feel complete with wood paneling and a functional fireplace.
  • Nice clean park with beautiful views. Take your camera. The Sky Lift is a great ride and a little spooky as it gets steep towards the top. When your on the bridge and look out point there are no railings and it's long drop. Only negative is the bathrooms are in need of a remodel.
  • Wonderful view and great fall color to watch.if you are a truck person this is the place for you as you will get lot of hiking trails here. The directions are OK but due to lot of trail names we had to come back the same way but realized late that we could have taken the other trail which would lead to same spot but in a different route. Pets not allowed in few but found people with their pets that's really awkward, they should obey the rule.
  • Very nice park. Trails are easy (compared to other parts of KY). Natural bridge has great views. Recommend taking the original trail then deciding if you want to go further. But one note; if you want to go from under the arch to the top there is a stairway. However, skip the extra pancake at breakfast because it is extremely narrow :(
  • Fantastic Location. That's the most important part about this hotel. Right next to natural bridge and all the action. The service was decent and so were the rooms. Breakfast was not included, but it was pretty good for 9 dollars (typical southern breakfast fare). I would recommend it and go there again.

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