Natural Bridge Trail

EASY 56 reviews

Natural Bridge Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Shoshone, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from October until April.

4.3 miles
1,000 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips



wild flowers

no dogs

2 months ago

Easy hike with kids. Nice views of the valley too

3 months ago

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

5 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

Monday, February 27, 2017

the hikr is much shorter, 20 min to reach the bridge

Monday, November 14, 2016

quick hike uphill and into the canyon gets you to natural bridge. You can climb up to the top of the arch, but be careful, the footing is sketchy

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easy trail up to a large natural bridge. You are able to climb up the north side of the arch to the base, but not on top of the arch. The trek up is tough, and only for these agile enough for actual climbing. Continue further down the trail for other typical scenery in the park, but honestly once you see the arch you see the best of this trail.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Short uphill hike uphill....really pretty. The drive up to the trail head is very roughly graded dirt.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Perfect short hike for family w 3 & 7 yr olds in tow. Got to land bridge and went back. The entry road is rough, 4wd recommended if you want to keep your hubcaps.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This is a very easy hike and fun for a variety of people. Just make sure you're in a vehicle that you don't mind taking on a rough dirt road, because the parking lot is a little ways off the main road.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

This was an interesting trail after doing Badwater Basin and heading back north. The trail is 0.9 miles in length one way. At 0.3 miles, you will see the bridge. The trail does continue to a dead end further along. There are two sections where you might need to scramble a little; they might be tough for some to get up and down.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

End of season for comfortable hiking temperatures. Even with an early start and projected temp at Furnace Creek to be 112, it was already in the upper 80's at 8am and climbing fast. No one else was on the trail though! And it is easy but all uphill. The scramble at the end up to the dead end dry fall is worth it according to my husband.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nice hike. Another busy one with family's and screaming kids. Most seem to stop at the bridge....keep walking....the dry waterfall is pretty cool.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Natural Bridge is cool. The canyon is also cooler then the Valley. However, I didn't complete the hole trail because my kids were tired from the rest of the days activities.

Friday, February 15, 2013

the hike is really easy and it is mostly flat. I recommend that you continue on the trail until you reach the dry waterfall. It's not that far from the bridge and in my opinion, it was far more interesting than the bridge itself

Monday, November 07, 2011

Neat place the arch is cool. I just love all the dry waterfalls in the canyon. Also this place is a

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