Natural Bridge State Park

EASY 33 reviews

Natural Bridge State Park is a 0.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Adams, Massachusetts that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

The "natural bridge" for which the park is named, according to geologists, is 550 million year old bedrock marble, carved into an arch by the force of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago; one of the best places in New England to demonstrate the effects of glaciation. Located off Rte 8.

2 days ago

This is amazing. Easy to get to even if the park is closed.

17 days ago

Gorgeous location, visited many times

1 month ago

Fascinating place, very grounding, somewhat surreal, worth every penny.

2 months ago

Beautiful park!

2 months ago

Awesome place to explore! While there is not much hiking, there is a lot of natural beauty, and cool tidbits of info along the paths. There is something for everyone there :)

3 months ago

Loved this park. Awesome park ranger to five a tour for free with some history included. Worth the time to take the tour. Amazing view lf the old quarry, it's truly unbelievable!

3 months ago

Very scenic area and not a long hike to reach. The gorge and natural bridge were amazing to see and just makes you wanna dive on in. (please dont do)

walking
4 months ago

Neat little place! Never been here before, but I plan to bring my boyfriend out to the area to explore trails and parks and this will definitely be on the list.

4 months ago

very unique, easy walk, interesting geology.

walking
5 months ago

Haven’t been here in years - made my way back today. It’s excellent, my dog loved it!

walking
5 months ago

another beautiful place to visit. great for pics and literal AWE-some moments.

10 months ago

Um, not a trail. But very cool, a must-see.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

It's definitely not hiking...more exploring. But my 3 boys (ages 3-8) absolutely loved it!

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Breathtaking park!

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great family place. Bring a picnic lunch. Not exactly a hike but a unique place nonetheless. A nice addition to a day trip itinerary.

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I loved the interesting rock formations. It's definitely worth a look and won't take long because it's small.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

This is a nice little afternoon hike or something for small kids. It isn't hard. There are great views of the river and the greater Berkshires. If the sign still says closed for the season, just park by the gate and walk up the road. The state is really bad at opening it on time.

Monday, October 31, 2016

I love waterfalls and this one did not disappoint! Easy access to trails and beautiful views.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Such a unique place!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

great place

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Had a great time ... Not much if a hike but beautiful ... I tried to get into cataract falls roads closed ... This was amazing though ... Seriously stop up here and you won't be disappointed at all ... Five stars ... Also water is so clean compared to ny ... Keep up the good job mass

walking
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Not much of a hike but it's kind of interesting in the winter, I've seen it in the fall so it was nice to see it in the snow.

hiking
Monday, May 11, 2015

Very short trail or jaunt to the top no matter if you take the paved road or the wooden steps. The marble quarry is cool to see and the carved rock from the water running through cuts back and forth through the small gorge to create the natural bridge.

walking
Friday, April 03, 2015

Very interesting educational walk through geological formations.

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