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“Very odd ending point, must see”
Review of Bridge To Nowhere

Reviewed June 17, 2013

Did this hike about a year ago with a group of 50 of us, and there must have been 1000 people total on this 10 mile out and back trail. It still didn't seem crowded though. What is really fun at least for me is the stream crossings and the really truly odd site at the end where the bungee jumping is. The hike itself is ??? - well it's dry LA, and indeed it is hot in the summer (don't recommend it in the height of summer). The Yucca's are really pretty cool, and the areas of scrambling on the sides of a rock slope (only a ten foot fall if you slip - not too much injury) are mildly fun for this 60 year old. Not having done many river crossings, I really enjoyed the water crossings (about 15 of them). I don't rock hop even without a 50 lbs pack. If you "slog" through knee high rivers I recommend comfortable old hiking boots, and be prepared to hike 7 out of the 10 miles in wet boots (actually works better than you think - and my boots did not know the difference, nor my feet). Remember to face down stream, and poles likewise down stream and walk sideways). If your young and a gazelle, and don't want to get wet - then rock hop and go for it (it can be done). It was crazy at the bridge, and that was where the people were. Jumps every 5 minutes while I was there (it's very professionally done - I think they have had the contract for the past 20 years - "bungy america? might be the name of the company).

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Backpacked through from the north a few years ago. Kind an amazing monument to governmental stupidity.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

easy to get lost... we were guided to the bridge for bungee jumping but decided to leave without waiting for the guides to finish up and got lost a few times... nice easy hike though.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Just went on a hike to Bridge to Nowhere recently, it was the hottest day of the summer ..not a good choice. Beautiful views and interesting hike, 5 miles to the bridge and 5 miles back. We were glad we made it back. On the way back the heat was unbearable, especially the long stretch of the hike that was done up the mountain until we reached the creek again and could cool off in all our clothes.
We checked the web for previous hikers advice and got prepared
2. Bring at least 48 or more oz of water per person, you'll use it all
3. Bring sunblock
4. Wear old sport shoes or water shoes with a support, you'll cross the creek many times
5. Wear the clothes that you don't mind to get wet, you'll get wet crossing the creek.
6. Bring power bars, dry fruits & pack lunch, you'll get hungry.
7. Bring camera to take pics
8. Bring good happy attitude!

We left around 8 am and came back around 3 pm with a few stops on the way and 2 hours break by the bridge. we had lunch and walked little longer passed the bridge to the natural pools, where we could swim and cool off. You could also watch bungee jump (About $100 per person to jump) from the bridge. No one in our group have done it, but it was fun to watch other people. Make a day out of this trip and enjoy! oh yea and we got to see handful of Bighorn sheep on the way back.

3  Thank Trip24
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I actually done this hike back in '09 but felt it was worth a review as it was such a great hike.
I done this hike late Oct '09, we started at 0800 as its a full day hiking and at that time of year if you're not there and back before it starts getting dark then it could get tricky as it gets seriously dark and navigating is a problem!!
The hike itself was great, a real adventure as it was quite easy to stray off the route as theres no set path, although people have left small markers to help keep you from straying off the route too much. Even though i was with people who had done the route a few times they still went wrong couple times and we had to turn back to get on the correct route.
So yes we reached the bridge after a few hours, stopped for a quick lunch before turning round and coming back - seeing the bridge in the middle of nowhere really is quite bizarre as the connecting road was washed away long ago - getting back down we had a blister problem so was slow going and just made it out as night fell and it was pitch black!
apparently the best time to visit is in the spring when the snow has melted and the water level of the river is highest.....love to do it again if i ever get to california again :)

1  Thank chippy73
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