Natural Bridge Trail

MODERATE 39 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
127 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

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is mainly along a paved road and that was a big disappointment to me as I love traditional trails. I would rate it higher if that wasn’t the case. Once you get to the bridge, it becomes a dirt trail. The climb up to the bridge will get your heart rate pumping for a few minutes, but it’s worth it for the view from the top!

4 months ago

Awesome

hiking
9 months ago

Easy hike but definitely recommend. We saw a total of 5 people the entire hike. It's 100% worth it to go all the way to the top when you get to the bridge. You can't stand on it but you can see it from the backside and it's a really cool perspective.... it was a very peaceful and tranquil hike. At least for late September...

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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

Saturday, July 01, 2017

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

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.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

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

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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Basically walking on a road the whole way. The arch is interesting, but not amazing.

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Easy hike to a real natural bridge. Did not climb up the bridge as we had little ones with us and it is discouraged. We did see a family of yellow-bellied marmots at the bridge site. These are supposedly kind of rare to see but we must have came across particularly brave group as they came right up to us for a closer look.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

I enjoyed this little hike. It was the only actual hike I went on in Yellowstone. The rest of the time I walked the boardwalks.

hiking
Sunday, July 20, 2014

This is another good little hike if you want to get away from the boardwalks in the park. It follows some of the old original roads through the park that most visitors today never see (or even know about.) The trail is mostly shaded and easy enough for the whole family. Other than some chipmunks, we didn't see a lot of wildlife.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2011

Cool site - easy hike. Steep climb at the end but it's short so you get there pretty quick.

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11 months ago

recorded Natural Bridge Trail

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