Felton Covered Bridge: Tallest Covered Bridge in the USA

If you follow this blog, then you know that I am a huge fan of bridges. So when I heard that the tallest covered bridge in the USA was in California, I knew I had to check it out. The bridge, built in 1829, is located in a county park that was established around it in the town of Felton. Read on for all the information on how to visit yourself.

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  • Free
  • You need about 20 minutes
  • Location: 6281 Graham Hill Rd Felton, CA 95018
  • This information is from my visit in 2017

Getting There

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The county park is located in the town of Felton, right at the intersection of Highway 9 and Graham Hill Road. There is a small parking lot that is free to park in.

The Felton Covered Bridge

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After parking, you will want to make your way across the grass area and past the playground to get to the bridge.

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The bridge is pedestrian only, and you can walk entirely across it, which makes it awesome to check out.

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It is tall, much taller than I would have anticipated it being.

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The bridge had a roof that was falling apart, and one section was actually open as it was deteriorating.

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The interior of the bridge was in good shape though, and it was fun to explore it and look out the windows over the water.

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When I crossed through it, I found a small path that took you up to a cement slab and provided an excellent view of the bridge exterior.

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On the opposite side, you can get a view that is kind of like it, but a lot of the paths are off-limits, so I couldn’t find a good way down below it.

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I spent about 15 minutes exploring and photographing the bridge. It was a quick, easy stop in the city but one that I recommend as it’s not every day you get to see the tallest covered bridge in the USA. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.

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