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.

Low Gap Trail

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Slade, Kentucky


This trail starts at the sky lift parking area and climbs the hill to two wooden footbridges. Once past the second footbridge, the trail makes a switchback and continues to climb to a natural gap in the limestone. From here, the trail follows an old logging road and connects to the Rock Garden Trail. At this junction, hikers can go left to the Hemlock Lodge or right to the Natural Bridge. Many visitors that take a one way trip on the sky lift will use Rock Garden Trail (in part) and Low Gap Trail for a 1.25 mile hike which is the shortest route connecting the Natural Bridge to the sky lift parking area. Elevation change of 320 feet.

  • Length: 0.5 mi
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking

Tim Hibbard
2135 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376

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