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Natural Bridge State Park

US 11 & 130 15 Appledore Lane, Natural Bridge, Virginia 24578 USA

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“VA's newest state park”

Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration. Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. A shuttle from the visitor center to the bridge trail is available for those not wishing to take the stairs. Admission per person is $6 for ages 6-12 and $8 for those 13 and older.

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Reviewed by
christophersantilli

  • 13 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
August 13, 2017
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth the stop and the 8 bucks! The bridge is breath taking and there is a lot of history. There is a "waterfall" at the end. Unless you really want to see a very disappointing water cascade don't bother but it's a very easy short walk so if you want to stretch your legs go for it but other wise just walk down to the bridge and turn back.

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Reviewed by
randiruble

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
March 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Definitely worth the stop and the eight dollars! It is a 2 mile walk (round trip) and is a great way to stretch your legs after being on the road for a few hours. The bridge is breathtaking, and the sound of the creek is very relaxing. PUP friendly as well!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
MackayFamily

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 25, 2020

A very cool stop - the walk is beautiful and the arch is impressive to all ages. Easy stroll - great detour and we spent about 2 hrs here. You could spend less time but it’s just so beautiful it’s hard to rush it. Also great spot for picnic lunch.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
nydaisy24

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 29, 2018
Rated 5.0

We loved this place. Stopped in iur way from NY to TN. It was a great place to stretch and move and experience aome of natures amazing beauty. My teenage boys loved it as well. Short easy hike from natural bridge to a small waterfall. Definitely worth the stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
kingramroadtrip

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
December 10, 2016
Rated 5.0

Very quick walk (or ride if you choose) 8 dollars per adult and while someone does check your "ticket" before you get to the bride it is worth it. A quick stop for an awesome view. Great for pictures and a leg stretch.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
roadtripper446504

  • 13 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 31, 2021
Rated 5.0

This is a sight to see. Completely worth the $9 per person entry. Nice hike with a little waterfall at the end. If you don’t want to hike to the end, the walk to the bridge is not too far. There is also a small cave you can walk into and a lost river rushing under the rocks along the trail. Perfect place to stretch your legs after a long drive and take in this awe inspiring work of nature.

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Reviewed by
moniquesager

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2021
Rated 5.0

$9 entry fee per adult.

Definitely worth it, there are 4 trails ranging from 0.6 to 3.6 miles. Walked the trail leading to the Natural Bridge, was an amazing view. If you keep going the trail leads to a cave and a waterfall. Some people were playing in the water.

Dogs are allowed on all the trails.

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Reviewed by
leighanncarroll

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  • 0 Helpful
June 29, 2021

Love this place! It does have handicap parking so you don’t have to climb the steps. Beautiful trails.

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JatnielCarvajal

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
June 15, 2021
Rated 5.0

Beautiful hike, impressive natural bridge

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Reviewed by
ctcarra

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
May 03, 2021
Rated 5.0

Worth the stop. I stopped on my way from FL to CT. I probably spend 2.5 hours here because I took my time and really just took it all in but can easily be done in maybe an hour. The bridge is the first thing you see after going down the stairs and around the corner. Then you can take a small hike (all flat) and at the end see a waterfall.

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Natural Bridge State Park

US 11 & 130 15 Appledore Lane
Natural Bridge, Virginia
24578 USA

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Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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