Hidden inside this Illinois Forest Is a Natural Bridge that Formed on its Own

Fall in love with autumn by visiting this hidden treasure in southern Illinois.

pomona natural bridgeConcealed within the trees of Shawnee National Forest is the Pomona Natural Bridge.

A short, easy trail will lead to direct access above and below this natural phenomenon.

The 90-foot bridge stands 30 feet high and eight feet wide. It formed all on its own.

The.3 mile hiking trail is suitable for children and adults alike.

This is one of Heartland Weekend’s favorite spots to take a photo.

It’s beautiful in all seasons.

Directions:

From Murphysboro: Take Highway 127
south 10 miles to Pomona Road. Go west on
Pomona Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road.
Turn north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and
continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer
left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25
miles to trailhead parking lot.

From Jonesboro: Take Highway 146 west
2.5 miles, then take Highway 127 north 12
miles to Pomona Road. Go west on Pomona
Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road. Turn
north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and
continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer
left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25
miles to trailhead parking lot.

Fall is the Heartland is a beautiful time of year!

Vote for your favorite in the Fall Photo Contest.

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Fall in love with autumn by visiting this hidden treasure in southern Illinois.

pomona natural bridgeConcealed within the trees of Shawnee National Forest is the Pomona Natural Bridge.

A short, easy trail will lead to direct access above and below this natural phenomenon.

The 90-foot bridge stands 30 feet high and eight feet wide. It formed all on its own.

The.3 mile hiking trail is suitable for children and adults alike.

This is one of Heartland Weekend’s favorite spots to take a photo.

It’s beautiful in all seasons.

Directions:

From Murphysboro: Take Highway 127
south 10 miles to Pomona Road. Go west on
Pomona Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road.
Turn north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and
continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer
left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25
miles to trailhead parking lot.

From Jonesboro: Take Highway 146 west
2.5 miles, then take Highway 127 north 12
miles to Pomona Road. Go west on Pomona
Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road. Turn
north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and
continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer
left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25
miles to trailhead parking lot.

Fall is the Heartland is a beautiful time of year!

Vote for your favorite in the Fall Photo Contest.

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