Upper Natural Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Vallecito, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
This majestic spot features a large creek that flows through massive caves. Bring shoes that can get wet and a sense of adventure!
Way back in the day very few people knew about this place. Then they built the road closer to it and made it a park...unfortunate. It was pristine and definitely clothes optional. It's still a very enjoyable place even with all the people. The last time I was there was 2006 and the friend I was with was talking to a gold panner who didn't wear clothes either. Turns out the guy has a web site as well...
Really fun hike and destination !!!
Loved it... Beautiful the cave is super cool, floated thru it a few times. We had a Blast! Water was really cold, but it was amazing. Water shoes n a tube are a must. Bring a lunch an kick back and enjoy the wonder view. Be sure to save some energy to hike back up lol
swim through cave, lower cave had to hoist up dogs on one part up and over to other side. me like.
so beautiful here. and the hike is definitely not too bad it's worth it!
It's a coo lil hike especially with a fresh batch of some cookies
Decent amount of parking, great trail... Lovely cave and swimming hole in the middle. But sadly, too many people on the weekends, too much trash left behind by careless punks and too many smokers. Makes me sad. Clean your act up Calaveras peeps.
Easy - nice quick hike!!
It's easygoing downhill a little more work coming out but the river at the bottom is real nice
Beautiful trail, fairly easy unless you're walking in the peak of the heat. Bring water and water shoes. The caves are gorgeous, it's like something out of national geographic and it's free! What more could you ask for?