Pomona Natural Bridge Trail

Jackson County, Illinois

Distance0.3mi
Elevation Gain252ft
Trailhead Elevation605ft
Top605ft
Elevation Min/Max498/605ft
Elevation Start/End605/605ft

Pomona Natural Bridge Trail

Pomona Natural Bridge Trail is a hiking trail in Jackson County, Illinois. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 605 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 252 feet.

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Best Hikes Near St. Louis (Falcon Guides)
JD Tanner
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"The Pomona Natural Bridge hike is one of the many hidden treasures within the roll- ing hills of southern Illinois . Located about thirty minutes from Carbondale, Illinois, the area offers a beautiful retreat for anybody, especially families seeking a place to picnic and enjoy a short hike. Of course, the natural stone bridge is the highlight of the area." Read more
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JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner
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"The Pomona Natural Bridge lies in the Shawnee National Forest and provides an ideal area for families to enjoy a natural playground that includes trail hiking, a natural bridge, and even a hidden cave. The sandstone bridge is 90 feet long and is as wide as 8 feet in some places. The bridge has slowly been carved out over the years and is anywhere from 20 to 30 feet off the ground. A small creek trickles below the bridge for most of the year but becomes much larger during the rainy seasons, when it attempts to continue wearing away the soft sandstone." Read more

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Trail Information

Jackson County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Shawnee National Forest, 50 Highway 145 South, Harrisburg, IL 62946; (618) 253-7114; www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/shawnee/recarea/?recid=10678
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USGS Pomona
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