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Natural Bridge - 215 ft tall, 90 ft wide
Being a geologist, I am always excited to see geological sites, even if they are sometimes a little touristy.  Well this site was WAY TOO touristy.  Yeah, there's a nice natural bridge to look at, and a cave if you choose to go through, but it was extremely over priced and extremely designed for tourists.  I met a friend from the D.C. area and we explored the area as best you can on a paved trail with signs pointing out everything of interest.  The natural bridge is 215 ft tall and 90 ft wide.  A walk along the Cedar Creek Trail passes by a few little caves and a sinking stream.  It ends at Lace Falls.  I was more excited to see the tilted rocks.  I'm not a huge fan of "hiking" on a paved trail with benches and obnoxious tourists.  We went to the cave as well, because we were there and didn't want to be a complete waste of our time.  My friend's husband had never been in a cave, but we weren't impressed.  It had nothing special inside and was all paved trails, handrails, and lights.  No adventure there. 
crystalware says:
Have you been to Natural Bridge in Kentucky? It is a beautiful hike and no paved trails and few tourists.
Posted on: May 11, 2007
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