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Stanislaus National Forest is a United States national forest which manages 898,099 acres of land in four counties in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California. It was established on February 22, 1897, making it one of the country's oldest national forests. It was named after the Stanislaus River.
First time visiting and it was great! Path to get down and close to the water was a little tricky at first but once you're down there by the water, it is such a great sight. And the breeze sends some of the spray from the waterfall your way which feels great after a hot hike. Definitely can't wait to go back once it's hotter.
Loved the trip down to the bridge and the view is definitely worth the trek. It is fairly well used trail. Nite, there are some wooden steps that have not worn too well towards the start of the trail. Definitely doing this one again!
Nite: April 2017, water level was high and was flowing pretty good.
Stunning scenery, cool old railroad tracks...very pup-friendly trail!!
JANETTE M. on Upper Natural Bridge Trail
bring hiking boots. watch for poison oak. easy hike. beautiful falls. great place to have lunch.
The end is a beautiful natural bridge, lots of wild flowers, and poison oak .in the summer the water is probably refreshing but now it's in the 50's. hopefully hikers can keep the trail clean, there is some hikers who don't pick up their own trash.
Started out at 10:00 am this morning and hiked to mile marker 6/1. We crossed a couple of streams along the way and saw many wildflowers in bloom. On our last mile back we did come across a 4ft rattlesnake on the trail. He was not aggressive nor did he "rattle" but do be aware they are around.
The trail was moderate and a bit steep on your way back. The walk was nice and there was lots of shade as you're walking through. Couple of benches for you to take breaks on too. It's doesn't take too long to get to the bottom. The water is refreshing and its fun getting inside the cave :) great place to take some nice photos. Be careful of rattlesnakes!