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Natural Bridges Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

This trail leads to a water hole inside a limestone cave.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

1,501' 458 m

High

1,197' 365 m

Low

2' 1 m

Up

307' 94 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall

Description

This trail is extremely steep, and the weather can be very hot, but it makes the cool cave at the bottom all the more rewarding. The water hole at the bottom will likely have other people present, including kids. The stream pools under the cave and actually continues through a cave, which can be followed through to the other side (but please use caution! This is a stream in a cave--it's dark and could be hazardous). The bottom also features a (very) small waterfall.

The trail itself is less impressive, but it makes the cave at the bottom all the more rewarding. The stream bed is composed of large stones which can be tough on bare feet--bring water shoes or sandals to fully enjoy the space. Bring water toys if you like, but I prefer the natural scene.

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Melissa Landera

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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This awesome cave offers cool relief from the midday heat.
Jun 23, 2017 near Angels…, CA
No dogs/pack out what you pack in
Nov 24, 2019 near Angels…, CA

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Oct 1, 2022
Willy Kuo
Aug 2, 2022
Rochelle Haas
I thought the trail was pretty easy, even on a warm day. The water was nice and cold. I just wish I brought an inflatable swan for a nice float. 2.1mi — 0h 55m
Jul 11, 2021
Jazmin Lopez
Apr 18, 2021
Honey Taylor
Nov 24, 2019
Traci Metcalf
Beautiful short hike and great place for kids!
Nov 30, 2017
Mai Nguyen
Jun 5, 2017
Melissa Landera
This trail is very steep and depending on the weather, it can also be brutally hot.
Jul 1, 2000
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