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Upper Natural Bridge Trail

Vallecito, CA

Upper Natural Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Vallecito, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on North Grove Trail
3 days ago

walking
1 Completed1 Reviews

There's nothing like seeing the Sierra's Giant Sequoias. This park is often crowded, but the 1.7-mile loop is always rewarding. The forest here is very lush with wildflowers, berries and even ferns.
Consider coming when the dogwoods are in bloom. In the winter, it's a great place to snowshoe or cross-country ski. Also, check out the 3-years-new visitors center. It was partially funded by the park's support group and is a testimony to its status as one of the most beloved jewels of the California State Park system.

on Arnold Rim Trail
15 days ago

2 Completed5 Reviews

Great trail. What a beautiful hike. Will do again.

on Arnold Rim Trail
15 days ago

2 Completed5 Reviews

Loved it. Beautiful hike not many people at all on this trail.

on Arnold Rim Trail
15 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful and moderately challenging for us for folk. Beware of poison oak!

on Arnold Rim Trail
20 days ago

hiking
6 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful trails and amazing views at the destination! Don't take the alternate route- no need -and it cost us an extra 2.5 miles!

on Calaveras South Grove Tra...
20 days ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Great, mellow trail. A couple of giant trees to see!

on Calaveras South Grove Tra...
26 days ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Do not forget the bug spray. I went at 8:00 am today to beat the heat and whenever I stopped the mosquitos landed on me. It was an easy hike if you can do some incline. I was lucky that I went early as there was no one else there and I could like I was exploring the place for the first time. Guild book was helpful because I like to read when I hike. Great place to walk and relax

on Slick Rock Trail
26 days ago

off road driving
1 Completed1 Reviews

Fantastic location for hitting the trail, great camping.

People on the trail were fantastic except for this one Dick with a full size Chevy that had no business being on the trail

Be responsible, pack your trash out and know your limitations

on Slick Rock Trail
28 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

!!!!IMPORTANT!!!!
This is not the right directions to the trail! take hwy 4 past bear valley you will go through a gate after the gate take your first right. Stay right all the way down till you see the trail and then enjoy. you will be right by lake alpine, also there is a store to get ice right before you go on the trail. to get to the store instead of taking a right after the gate stay straight it will be off on the left.

on North Grove Trail
1 month ago

18 Completed11 Reviews

Just amazing to see the big trees defiantly different from our trees in Yosemite but still amazing I love all
The little trails. I'd go
Back there right now if I could!

on Arnold Rim Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

This was a great hike! Make sure to have your own map with you because the trail markers can be confusing for first timers.

on Arnold Rim Trail
1 month ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on North Grove Trail
2 months ago

4 Completed5 Reviews

It really nice

on North Grove Trail
3 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike!!!

on Arnold Rim Trail
3 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

on North Grove Trail
5 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful scenery and views. We hiked the Overlook and River Trails then finished up with the North Grove Trail. We arrived at the park around 9 am so we were pretty much alone until we returned to the visitor center at around 12 pm . By then the tourist arrived and it was no longer peaceful. We hiked in the snow. That was pretty cool too.

on Arnold Rim Trail
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on North Grove Trail
5 months ago

38 Completed41 Reviews

Love this place the hike is beautiful and it's not too crowded. Love looking at all the big trees.


7 months ago

on Calaveras South Grove Tra...
7 months ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

I love to camp here and do all the trails. There is a hike for everyone from easy to strenuous. The trees, flora and fauna are a feast for my eyes and a balm for my heart. I would rate this particular hike as easy; as I've seen people from 3-80 enjoying it. The trip to the Agassiz Tree is well worth the extra steps. Definitely take extra water, bug repellent and a camera.