Natural Bridge State Park, Natural Bridge

Admire Natural Bridge State Park, a tree-lined natural rock arch spanning a gorge in the mountainous terrain of western Virginia. Over the 19th and 20th centuries, this carved-out rock formation measuring 66 m (215 ft) high, and 27 m (90 ft) wide was known as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Thomas Jefferson so greatly admired the natural landmark that he purchased the bridge in 1774 from the King of England for 20 shillings. After admiring the bridge, take a stroll down the Cedar Creek Trail, which runs for about one 1.6 km (1 mi), and passes near the Cedar Creek Cafe. To plan Natural Bridge vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Natural Bridge State Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Natural Bridge State Park Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,926 reviews
  • I've wanted to visit Natural Bridge for a long time, and I'm so glad we went. I feel like most people would stop once you get to the Natural Bridge part, but we walked to the end of the trail to see....  more »
  • We were looking for something to do that was close so we decided to head to natural bridge which it is only 2 hours away from home was quite busy for a Friday!!! The walk to the bottom of the to see....  more »
  • This is perhaps the most beautiful natural setting I have ever seen! It is historic, to both Native Americans and two Americans, and it is breathtaking to see in person. No picture can truly capture how amazing it is to be at this wonderful natural site. The stairs can be a bit tricky but the walk is very easy to see the beautiful natural display. Also very extensive Trails, cafes, and a wonderful gift shop that is huge and has everything, including the local items from local artists including Native Americans. Truly this is a wonderful place and it has accommodations nearby and other natural features like the caverns and the zoo. Great place for family and everyone else!
  • Natural Beauty. Beautiful U shaped bridge. Not too crowded and worth a walk. Pretty historical as this place was visited bu Gorge Washington and has his initials inscribed on bridge. Also, this place was home to ancient Indian tribe. Good historical representation of how Indians lived 100s of years ago.

Plan your trip to Natural Bridge

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Natural Bridge

See all ›
Duration: 4 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Natural Bridge

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 1h 30 min
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours