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Lost Cove North Trailhead/Natural Bridge
DISTANCE: 100 yards total
TIME: 30 minutes hike time
At this trailhead you’ll find the Sewanee Natural Bridge, only a few hundred feet from the parking area. A masterpiece of Mother Nature’s handiwork, the 27-foot-tall natural bridge has been artfully weathered from solid sandstone by water, seeping from the bluff; and by winds coming up from the valley below. This “bridge” started out being part of the bluff-line, but over time, the entire rock formation has migrated away from the bluff, slowly sliding downhill. The unusual nature of the Natural Bridge made this a popular tourist attraction, beginning in the 1870s, when the nearby University of the South was founded.
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