Many rocks are on the trail, and there is a possibility of losing the trail as it travels over sandstone.
This trail is very well marked, so don't worry about losing your way. The trail follows the river for the first couple hundred yards and then begins the majority of the ascent in switchbacks. At the top of the cliff, proceed along the trail until you come to a fork. This is the loop that goes to Hickman Natural Bridge
and back, and my favorite way to run this loop is by going to the right first.
The trail is hard to follow shortly after the fork, but as the bridge is visible just after the fork, it should be easy to find the trail again after some traversing over some sandstone. Hickman Natural Bridge
is over the trail at the far edge of the loop. Continuing along the loop, the trail comes to the edge of the shear cliffs of the valley, providing some incredible views. The trail then joins up at the fork for a quick descent back on the first part of the trail.
Shared By: Josh Whitmer