In August 2017, the husband and I trekked over to see the Natural Bridge. This is more of a tourist thing than a “hike and backpack” trip, but it is still worth the trip. This was before Covid, so make sure you check the state park’s webpage first before traveling. The hiking map is here.

The first portion of the trail goes under the Natural Bridge, which you can not go past in the winter if there is ice. Which is nice that they don’t want to have you get impaled by ice. 🙂

The Lace Falls (Cedar Creek Trail) is about 2.5 miles (out and back), but there are some buses you can take if you have disabled or elderly people with you.

Following that is the Monacan Village that is quaint and they sometimes have demonstrations of Native American village/activities that would be interesting to children/teens.

Past that is just a fairly easy path until you get to the falls. It is a bit disappointing as you can not get close to the falls at all. Be aware that there is a LOT of poison ivy on the stone walls that is not maintained at all.

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