Upper Natural Bridge Trail

EASY 120 reviews

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.

1.8 miles 436 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This majestic spot features a large creek that flows through massive caves. Bring shoes that can get wet and a sense of adventure!

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hiking
2 months ago

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...

2 months ago

Really fun hike and destination !!!

hiking
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3 months ago

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

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

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!

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Love it

4 months ago

It's a coo lil hike especially with a fresh batch of some cookies

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Easy - nice quick hike!!

4 months ago

It's easygoing downhill a little more work coming out but the river at the bottom is real nice

hiking
5 months ago

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?