|Address:||Natural Bridges Trailhead, Sonora, CA 95370, USA|
Maps | Directions
|Trail Length:||2.50 miles|
|Trail Type:||Out & Back|
Hike and Swim
Natural Bridges is well known among the locals of Calaveras County. Calavers itself has many caverns throughout the mountains, but most are fee based. Natural Bridges however, is open to the public and does not cost anything! The Coyote Creek runs through the cavern and has been the force creating the cavern. During the summer this is a popular place to visit as many people are able to float down the creek as well as jump in for a cool swim. The cavern itself is 250 ft long, going from one end to the other. Depending on water levels, visitors are able to float or swim through the limestone cavern and experience the deep pools and cool ceilings. If entering the cave, avoid touching the walls as the oils from human skin can disturb the growth of the limestone walls.
There are also several trails that visitors can take if they want to go into the cavern or explore on top of the bridge. Overall, there is more to see here than what first meets the eye.
Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don't feed the wildlife.Read More
From Sonora, California
- Head north on CA-49 N/S Washington St toward Theall StContinue to follow CA-49 N(2.4 mi)
- Turn right onto Broadway St/Parrotts Ferry RdContinue to follow Parrotts Ferry RdDestination will be on the left(8.1 mi)