Battleship Rock Trail

Park Activities

  • Hiking
Battleship Rock Trail
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
2135 Natural Bridge Rd.
Slade, KY 40376
Slade, KY
Daniel Boone Country


Start at the Original trailhead, located off of the sidewalk behind the Hemlock Lodge and go up to the top of the first set of steps. Here, Battleship Rock Trail splits off to the right of the Original Trail. In less than a quarter mile, the Rock Garden Trail splits off to the right, while Battleship Rock Trail turns left and continues to steadily climb eventually leading to a wooden bridge followed by a series of wooden steps. After completing the wooden steps, you arrive at the base of a tall cliff near the Devil’s Gulch Stairway and the Needles Eye Stairway, both of which are very steep stairways that lead to the Laurel Ridge Trail on the cliffs above. Battleship Rock Trail does not go up either stairway, rather continues at the base of the cliff. This section of trail is relatively flat and will lead you around the base of Lookout Point and eventually to the underside of Natural Bridge. Elevation change of 230 feet.

    Trail Details
    • Length (mi.): .75
    • Difficulty: Moderate