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Death Valley Natural Bridge Road

EASY 111 reviews

Death Valley Natural Bridge Road is a 4.3 mile moderately 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.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers


no shade

no dogs

1 month ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

Easy hike with kids. Nice views of the valley too

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Extremely hot here in June, even the wind felt like a hair drier. 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

Sunday, April 08, 2018

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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Easy trail if want a quick jaunt from your car.

Friday, January 12, 2018

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.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Really calm easy trail

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Very short hike. Nice formation but nothing compared to Arches NP. Dogs are not allowed on trails as usual in NPs. I brought my dog because the app said they were allowed. Not true!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Great hike for anyone! Beautiful rock formations!

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Took a short hike just to see bridge.. Views of the valley below are stunning.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Very short hike that abruptly ends at a rock wall, great bridge and dry waterfall. very scenic.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get there early if you want to avoid people in your picture. The arch is cool, especially if you have never seen one before. But go to Arches NP for some real ones!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good trail for early morning, easy

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easy trail with good views and photo ops

Saturday, March 11, 2017

lots to climb if willing

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