ben and i visited natural bridge in june and we LOVED it...so, we decided to invite my parents along to hike it a couple weeks later. because it's pretty commercialized and "well heard of," i anticipated this trail being pretty easy. and i was totally wrong. it's a pretty steep incline all the way up, but sooo worth it at the top. the view is beautiful---it really doesn't look like something you'd picture in ky. maybe more like the southwest. i loved it though.
we took "the needle's eye" staircase down the trail and my calves were On FirE! i'm sure there were at least 5042 stairs to climb down or at least a couple hundred.