Upper Natural Bridge Trail

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Upper Natural Bridge Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Vallecito, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This majestic spot features a large creek that flows through massive caves. Bring shoes that can get wet and a sense of adventure! Bring a tube to go through the cave! There are picnic tables along the trail and at the end of the trail as well. The river is shallow and has tons of areas for crawdad catching, tadpols, fish, or to put up a hammock! This is about an hour from Manteca. Great for kids, can get crowded.

5 days ago

Went on this trail two days ago. Loved the wow factor at the end which was the cave. A moderate trail all downhill on the way and all up back. Cave was beautiful and soothing. Too late in season to test out water. Would love to come again in early summer.

20 days ago

20 days ago

Love this trail. Second cave is much prettier!

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Short and sweet little trail. Took us 20 mins to hike in. Great for a picnic (there are tables).

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Great little hike. Pretty heavily trafficked when I went but everyone was friendly so it made for a pleasant experience. Whole bunch of little veering off trails to follow made for a great afternoon.

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Amazing crystal clear water, natural grotto

1 month ago

had a great time. our 3.5 year old did great

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