Natural Bridge Trail, Yellowstone National Park

5.0
#18 of 19 in Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
Meandering through old growth forest and skirting flowery meadows, Natural Bridge Trail is a fairly-level, partly-paved hiking and biking trail that leads to an 18 m (51 ft) tall cliff cut through by Bridge Creek. A lookout beneath the bridge allows you to observe the stream dropping from the edge of a volcanic plateau, but the views from behind the bridge and through the opening are far more impressive. It's possible to climb a steep, zigzagging trail to the top of the bridge, carpeted by fallen twigs. If you decide to cross the creek bed, watch your step for slippery rocks. Note that the trail remains closed until early summer due to foraging bears. Arrange to visit Natural Bridge Trail and other attractions in Yellowstone National Park using our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Still snow bound in mid May this was, nevertheless, an exhilarating walk. The bridge is a natural end point and gives a purpose to the walk. Well worth seeing.  more »
  • Hike from campground starting point was 3.4 miles round trip according to my phone. Trail was fairly level all the way. At the campground, it was a trail through an old growth forest. Later on, the...  more »

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