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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
lots to climb if willing
the hikr is much shorter, 20 min to reach the bridge
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
Short uphill hike uphill....really pretty. The drive up to the trail head is very roughly graded dirt.
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.
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.
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.
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.