Height: 30 feet
Trail Type: Asphalt and dirt
Hike Distance: 2 miles round trip
Natural Bridge is just that – a natural bridge. It’s the main attraction at Natural Bridge State Park and, in all honesty, is better than the waterfall that sits at the end of the trail. As you can see from the picture, your view of the entire falls is obstructed and you’re pretty far away from the base.
From Interstate 81, take exit 175 and follow the signs. You’ll have to pay to enter the park, but there’s enough there aside from the waterfall to make it worth it.
The trail starts at the main building and descends over 100 steps down to the creek. There’s a spring that feeds a different creek as you descend, which creates a couple of smaller falls along the way. Along the way to the falls, you’ll walk under Natural Bridge, a saltpeter cave, and the “lost river,” which bursts from a small cave beside the trail and creates a nice waterfall into the creek below – though you never get a good angle to view it in full.