Natural Bridge near Clio

Natural Bridge near Clio, West Virginia, Roane County
Natural Bridge near Clio, West Virginia

Of several natural bridges in southern Roane County, the natural bridge formation north of Clio, West Virginia, is the largest. The sandstone formation outcrops along the southern flank of the ridge north of Jakes Run, a tributary of Shavers Fork of Lefthand Run. The bridge is formed where a small, swift-falling stream has worn through a cliff.

A rural route, now a trail, formerly used the bridge in its descent from Vineyard Ridge to Shavers Fork. The owner of the property on which the bridge is located allows pedestrians to walk to the site.

Directions: From Left Hand, West Virginia, follow Roane County Route 36 north 2.7 miles to a left turn onto Vineyard Ridge Road. Follow the latter 1.4 miles to left onto Little Lefthand Road, then follow the latter 0.4 miles to left onto Natural Bridge Road. Continue 1.1 miles to gravel parking area at end of road. Walk through gate, and descend hollow approximately and eighth of a mile to the bridge.

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