The swinging bridge is part of the Lakeside Trail at Natural Bridge. You can access this trail by starting at the parking area for Lakeside that is along KY Hwy 11. The trail will start with a set of wooden steps that goes down to level off for an easy walk on a flat surface. This walk will take you along a small lake. At the end of the trail you will see a set of steps that will lead up to the swinging bridge. The swinging bridge crosses over the Middle Fork of the Red River. The Lakeside Trail is 0.25 miles, rated as an easy trail, and is also part of the Sheltowee Trace Trail.