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Death Valley Natural Bridge Road is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Death Valley, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from October until April.

Length 4.3 mi Elevation gain 1,000 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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Reviews (165)
Photos (169)
Recordings (127)
Completed (500)
Joseph Giles
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Hiking

Great hike. Incline going in, decline going out. Good for kids.

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Charlie Convery
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An easy hike into the canyons of Death Valley- beautiful natural arch but little more than that

Robert Walker
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Kenny Berman
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HikingRocky

Decent uphill to get there, but going back is pretty gentle down slope. If you park at the trailhead, you really walk 1.5 miles max and that was with some scrambling and exploring a couple of dry waterfalls.

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Tracy Baker
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Hiking

Great hike! We went from the parking area to the end. The end requires a few rock scrambles but is worth it. Lots of cool stuff to see, incredible geology, lots of wasting events where you can just see the shear face where conglomerate soils/small rocks broke away.

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Sarah Davis
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Hiking

Very easy gravel trail, with a couple scrambles to get to the very end. If you’re adventurous you can do a couple side quests into the various canyons and up on the ridge. Made an easy hike more difficult and fun. Had a couple good bouldering walls along the way as well.

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Chris K
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Phoenix Toomath
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Hiking

Super easy in and out hike, the very shallow uphill grade on the way in makes for an enjoyable downhill exit. Bring plenty of water, especially with temps well above 115 in the summer

Kate N
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Hiking

Loved the natural bridge view. Easy hike with amazing view!

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L A
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Hiking

Road to get there was a little rough. We went at 6am so nobody there the whole way, tall canyon so even in hot days there will be shade. If the bridge is the only thing u want to see you only have to go half way.

shenita haynes
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Easy for kids and Healthy older adults. Straight forward path. Very gravelly so btace ankles if weak. Shade under arch. If you want a hike to explore and you are not an experienced hiker to tackle the 15 foot wall then this may not be the hike for you. Recommended a different hike.

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Ivan Garcia
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Hiking

It’s a great place to visit. The very end of it takes you to a dead end. My only compliant is that it’s a bit over populated and the road to get there is a bit rough to drive on. Overall a must see in Death Valley.

Edward Bravo
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Hiking

Natural Bridge trail in Death Valley. Started recording late and stopped late (right after car started moving).

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Joey Ordos
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Hiking

A very easy hike on a open path. Just watch your footing on the loose rocks. Remember to take water to stay hydrated

K T
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Hiking

The road to the trailhead is bumpy and unpaved, but doable for most cars. The trail is busy, but few hike to the end, which is worth doing. There are interesting rock formations in addition to the bridge, and great views of the mountains and salt flats as you hike out.

John DeVault
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Hiking

Natural bridge is great but crowded. The road up to the trail head is badly rutted.

W W.
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The trail was well marked. The dry waterfall was a interesting landscape, the nature bridge itself was okay. If you have been to the Arches NP recently, it’s not comparable to the arches there.

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Keith Wells
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Hiking

Nice view when you have a short time. The road to the trailhead is rough.

Rick C
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11/12. few people along trail. weather was perfect. trail just kind of lead to a dead end for me? bridge was cool tho

Krista Hoevel
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Easy hike with kids. Nice views of the valley too

Michael Hawley
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Nice short in and out hike up a red sandstone slot canyon to a natural bridge and dry waterfall. Easy hike to the end.

Pavel Hanc
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Hiking

Extremely hot here in June, even the wind felt like a hair dryer. You don't really need to hike the whole way as shown on the map here, in fact, the parking lot is directly at the beginning of the canyon and the Natural Bridge is perhaps 10 or 15 minutes up the trail. I still enjoyed the short hike though

Klaudia Alexandra
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Hiking

We did this hike in may and it was extremely hot. It was really fun any way, but very crowded.

Jennifer DeFosse
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Hiking

This was a nice hike through a canyon. 20 minutes total and nice to have shade from the canyon walls!

Autumn Wind
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Hiking

The bridge is only 500 meters away from the trailhead. Honestly, it's not a place surprising me.

Rhett Thys
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Very cool formation. Hike is actually short. You drive up a unpaved and park in a small parking lot.

Adam Micale
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Easy trail if want a quick jaunt from your car.

Lynsey Ryan
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Hiking

Dogs are NOT allowed on any of the trails in the National Park. Service Animals are okay with identification. Dogs are allowed at camp sites as long as they are on leashes. Rangers do drive by very frequent. We didn’t want to risk it so we just didn’t bring them. Please keep this in mind. We saw that dogs were allowed from this app and felt awful when we read on trail head info and brochures from National Park that dogs weren’t allowed.

Melody Anne
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Hiking

Really calm easy trail

Katelyn Oshima
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Great 1.0 mi early morning hike right after Badwater basin. The natural bride was very beautiful and so we're the canyon walls. The end of the how was worth the extra 0.2 miles up hill from the bridge

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