Massacre Natural Bridge, Trinity County, California
Photo by Jay Wilbur
NABSQNO 10T-491270-4482700. Massacre Natural Bridge is a waterfall natural bridge eroded through limestone by Bridge Gulch, a tributary of Hayfork Creek. It is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, about 6 miles southeast of Hayfork, Trinity County, California. A short trail leads to the arch from a dirt Forest Service road.
Massacre Natural Bridge derives its name from the Bridge Gulch Massacre, which happened under and near the arch in March 1852. Vreeland listed this arch in his catalog as number 21-5, and reported a span of 45 feet.