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Laurel Ridge Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.7 mile 1.1 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -165' -50 m
High: 1,210' 369 m
Low: 1,101' 336 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Trail shared by Chris Davis

A lovely singletrack leading to three different and stunning overlooks past the top of Natural Bridge.

Chris Davis

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Open dawn to dusk.

Description

This trail leads from the top of Natural Bridge to the Natural Bridge overlook and Lovers Leap. It is almost 100% singletrack and while mostly flat, it has its share of roots to trip you up if you are not careful. There is a great view of Natural Bridge from the bridge overlook that gives you a perspective of the route you just came up. Once you reach the end of the trail, Lovers Leap offers a splendid panorama over the valley covering KY 11. If you are there during climbing season, you can see a kaleidoscope of colors from the tents at Miguels!

Flora & Fauna

Few animals to speak of but the flora is outstanding, several types of ferns including the Christmas fern, plenty of the magnificent eastern hemlock, and hardwood species that provide for excellent fall viewing.

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Aug 5, 2018
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  4.4 from 5 votes

#5826

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Photos

Sunrise from Natural Bridge
Jul 6, 2015 near Campton, KY
Natural Bridge
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
Walkway to Natural Bridge
Jul 9, 2015 near Campton, KY
View from Natural Bridge
May 10, 2018 near Campton, KY
View under Natural Bridge from Original Trail
Nov 24, 2017 near Campton, KY
Outcropping near lovers leap off hood branch trail with an outstanding view of the valley below.
Nov 6, 2017 near Campton, KY

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