Natural Bridge Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Natural Bridge Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
196 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Yellowstone National Park PO Box 168 Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168 307-344-7381 (recorded information and an option to speak with someone) Additional info: http://www.nps.gov/yell/contacts.htm

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1 month ago

very pretty with lots of shade in the forest. Not too difficult and the land bridge was pretty.

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2 months ago

beautiful scenery. not as many flowers as introduced. good warm up hike.

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3 months ago

I actually really liked this hike. It's pretty easy and gives a neat geological feature at the end that you can hike up to. I recommend it if you're looking for something to take up part of your afternoon.

3 months ago

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10 months ago

Easy hour long hike! Great views from the bridge and only a little bit steep near the top.

hiking
Saturday, September 17, 2016

The trail to Natural Bridge is relatively short and easy, although the trail up to this unique feature itself is pretty steep. The hike from the trailhead to the base of Natural Bridge is a pleasant stroll through the forest.

Lots of manhours have obviously been spent building the rock stairs and retaining walls behind Natural Bridge. After crossing the slender creek and climbing up the other side, continue on the trail as it switchbacks its way down the hillside and rejoins the main trail.

Although the views from behind Natural Bridge are interesting, the best views are from below.

This is prime bear country, so don’t hit the trail without your bear spray – and know how to use it.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Great biking trail. Marmots and a fisher seen just below the natural bridge

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Easy walk at the bottom which paved/gravel road which later becomes a trail. Went in the morning and only saw three other small groups on the trail. Bison near the trail head and saw bear sign but no bear. Tiny chipmunks and red squirrels everywhere.