The Alum Cove National Recreation Trail wanders past the natural arch, across a small stream and to the bluff line with overhangs, the entire trail is 1.1 miles long
Outstanding among the many natural features of the Ozark Natural Forest is the huge stone arch that forms a natural bridge at Alum Cove National Recreation Trail. The natural arch is all that remains of what was a quartz sandstone cave. The arch is 130 feet long and 20 feet wide. The weathering process of wind, rain and ice formed the opening between the arch and the rock overhang. The Alum Cove Natural Bridge Recreation Area is designed primarily for visitors to be close nature.