Kentucky Tourism

Natural Bridge Trails

Pets are not permitted on the Hiking Trails at Natural Bridge, except for the Henson Arch and Whittleton Trails. Most Trails at Natural Bridge are within a dedicated Kentucky State Nature Preserve, and pets are not permitted as a part of the management guidelines. However, all trails are open to pets in the Red River Gorge area.
Hiking Trail Rules and Guidelines

Facility & Trail Maps
Locate trails and more on Natural Bridge's facility map, or use their interactive adventure map.

Lakeside Trail

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Slade, Kentucky


This is a connecting trail between the Lakeside Parking Area and other park facilities. For many, this is a nice beginning to the hiking adventures that they will have at Natural Bridge. Beginning at the Lakeside Parking Area along KY Hwy 11, the trail immediately descends a set of wooden steps where it then levels off for an easy flat walk along a small lake. When nearing the end of the trail there is a short set of steps that lead up to a swinging bridge that crosses the Middle Fork of the Red River. The Lakeside Trail is also a part of the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.

  • Length: 0.25 mi
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking

Tim Hibbard
2135 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376

Region: Eastern
County: Powell
Phone: 606-663-2214
Email: [email protected]