Natural Bridge

4.758 Votes
  • Address: Angels Camp, CA 95222, USA, United States
  • Tags: Cave, View Point, Family And Kids

One of the best and lesser known hiking spot of California, the natural Bridge is sure to stir some adrenaline in you. Th entire region is characterized by striking geological formation that makes for a great ambiance and terrain to hike. If you are exploring California’s Gold Country, this place has got to be on your list. You make your way through a dense, rejuvenating region of oak trees, until you are bestowed with the sight of the Natural Bridge. A beautiful creek making its way through a tunnel.

How to Reach Natural Bridge

  • By rented car

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  • Natural Bridge Address: Angels Camp, CA 95222, USA, United States
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  • 95% of people who visit Angels Camp include Natural Bridge in their plan

  • 53.57% of people start their Natural Bridge visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Natural Bridge

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural Bridge

People normally club together Yosemite Westgate Lodge and Worldmark Angels Camp while planning their visit to Natural Bridge.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Natural Bridge Reviews & Ratings

  • Great trail. It was better before the sign was put on the road as now it gets way crowded and difficult to park, but it's still lovely. Nice little workout on the way down to the water.

  • The trail is a bit steep and rocky with lots of poison oak around. The walk down to the river will take about 20 minutes. I recommend coming on a hot day in the summer or early fall since the water is cold and the air in the caves cool, even when it is very hot outside. The swim from one end to the cave to the other is about 100 yards (and about half is shallow enough to walk). Definitely worth swimming through to see the cave formations and different ways that water enters the cave through the rocks.

  • The cave is beautiful and serene, but unfortunately (at least for me) I only got that feeling of wonder when the cave was empty of other visitors. I came around 9am and had the privilege of being alone in such a beautiful place. Around 10am SO many people rolled in it was crazy and no longer appealing for me. I found two trails leading to the cave, one is much longer but less rocky and with a more clearly defined path; the other was barely noticeable with no one on it and it was rocky/shrubby (at times I doubted if it even was a path!) but much quicker. Both have quite a good bit of shade. The cave water is cold and honestly might be a difficult, deep swim for some. If you'd like to get to the other side of the cave, a swim isn't necessary: there are a few trails leading to the other side if you can find them. It would have 5 stars if it had been less busy, but I understand that's something that can't be controlled. The park rangers/workers are so friendly and helpful!

  • 20 to 30 min to hike to it, but definitely worth it. Slippers are not the best choice. Water shoes or some sneakers that you don't mind getting wet are much better. Some floating device is also a good idea, but not necessary.

  • Amazing. If you are anywhere near here, go! My kids adored it. The hike is short, but more moderate than easy because of the rocks on the trail. No strollers or wheelchair access Bring a baby backpack. I recommend hiking sandals or good shoes for the hike and water shoes for the rocks. My kids and I were hiking sandles and my husband wore athletic shoes. He was miserable on the rocks with bare feet. Don't let any of this deter you. Go. You won't be disappointed.

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