Natural Bridge Trail

EASY 58 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.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,000 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

Easy trail if want a quick jaunt from your car.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

Really calm easy trail

6 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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!

7 months ago

Great hike for anyone! Beautiful rock formations!

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

hiking
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

hiking
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

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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.

hiking
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

hiking
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 Zoo...lol

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2011

This is fairly easy to walk and it looks nice. There is a chance to get in the shade at the right time of the day and it feels cooler than being out in the basin at least a little. We stopped here and had lunch and walked the trail. It is very crowded though so expect lots of people from little kids to the elderly and tons of students. It's worth the visit though!

hiking
Sunday, September 19, 2010

beautiful, best time to go is in afternoon

hiking
3 months ago

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