Natural Bridge Trail in Yellowstone National Park is a delightful easy hike to take. The trail is a little over a mile long and I think it is the flattest trail in the park. If you want a very easy walk to see something special in Yellowstone then the Natural Bridge Trail is it.
The first three times I had the chance to hike Natural Bridge Trail it was closed due to bear activity. There is no guarantee that if you drive to this trail head you will be able to go on this hike. But it is just north of West Thumb so if Natural Bridge is closed you can travel a little farther on to West Thumb. My fourth visit to the Natural Bridge I was able to take the hike because it was not closed due to bears but because of all the times the trail was closed I kept my eyes and ears open along the trail. I had no interest in running into a bear.
Natural Bridge Trail is an old roadway that is no longer used for traffic so it is large and flat. Many people take there bikes on this trail but it is not a problem to have both bike and foot traffic on this wide trail.
Walking along on the trail you see lodge pole pines on both sides of the trail. Some are tall and some are small. A winding creek follows the path making gurgling creek noises. The trail itself is a curiosity to see what it is made of.
As you hike along be careful that you keep your senses aware for any animals you may encounter along the trail. Bison and bears are free and can come across your path at anytime. If you run into a bear or bison you may need to head back.
At the end of the trail you see a large natural stone bridge. It is amazing and you can walk around it to see this natural wonder of Yellowstone National Park. Take time to sit and listen to the sounds around you and enjoy the air of Yellowstone before you head back on this trail.
Natural Bridge Trail in Yellowstone National Park is a very easy trail to take a hike on. It is flat and wide without many turns or hills to climb. If you would like to know more about this trail you can go to http://www.naturevalleytrailview.com/yellow-stone/naturalbridge/#/trail-790.