Natural Bridges Hike - ☯️ ZenVenture

Sign near main road clearly marks trailhead.
๐Ÿ“Œ    Distance: 2.2 Miles
๐Ÿ“ˆ   Elevation Change: Approx. 700 ft

๐Ÿ•   Duration: 1 hour each direction + 3 hours hanging out by river.  Optional 2 for dinner and discussion after.

 ☑️   Medium Difficulty:  Active seniors, and average adults. Hike will have return loop for picking you up if you must stop. Several boulders will have to be climbed. Biking is not possible due to steep terrain. 

๐Ÿ•ถ    Description:  Parking along the side of the road.  There are designated bathroom stalls at the trailhead, but no facilities on the trail. Very steep decline to coyote creek. Trail parallels the creek to the natural bridges feature.  At times navigating the creek will be easier than traveling the boulder laden trail. The return trip will primarily be uphill with very steep inclines at times. Bring plenty of water and possible insect repellant as the mosquitos tend to exist near the caves and still ponds. Dogs are not allowed because of the sensitive environment so you will not encounter domestic ankle biters. 


๐Ÿ“   Location - GPS - Address
Parking off to the side of dead end road.
Bathroom near trail head. 


๐Ÿ“ต  Cell Service
⎮ - Bars voice
⎮ - Bars 3G
Intermittent signal if any at all. 
(Tested ATT Network on Android Device)

Entrance to the cave, it's huge!
The photo doesn't do justice.
๐Ÿฅ    Medical Facilities - Distance: Mark Twain and Advent Sonora - Both approx. 20 mi
๐Ÿšป    Bathrooms and bushes
๐Ÿ…ฟ️   Parking: Free along side of road and available only from dawn to dusk. Approx. 60 spots to park and more if your creative. At 11am on a Friday parking was at 60% capacity.  Carpool Recommended

This is faster than parts of the trail. 

Things to do:

๐ŸŠ   Swim
๐ŸŽฃ   Fish
๐Ÿ‘Ÿ   Hiking
๐Ÿƒ   Running


Dangers:

๐Ÿ•ท   Spiders / Mosquitos / Ticks - Insect Repellant, inspection, anti itch.
๐Ÿ   Bees - Bring Epi-pen if you are allergic.
๐Ÿ   Snakes - Don't touch, reach under anything
๐Ÿฆ‚   Scorpions - Don't touch, reach under anything

Dinner Afterward

๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿน   Mexican - A little spicy, a little tequila $$ M-F 11am - 9pm
Angels Mexican Kitchen 
Restaurant

Looking over the other end of the cave.
Address206 N Main St, Angels Camp, CA 95222


๐Ÿง  ATM near - Perhaps you want to eat after or pay parking.

Anticipate

๐Ÿ’ฆ   Getting Wet - Bags, towels, layers.
☀️   Prolonged Sun - Hat, sunscreen, and sleeves.
๐Ÿ”ฅ    Dry Conditions - Do not set it on fire.
๐Ÿšฎ    Packing out your trash - Protected or preserved space and enforced.

Last visited August 18th, 2017 Friday
11am - 2pm reconnaissance trip.