Pomona Natural Bridge Trail

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Pomona Natural Bridge Trail is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pomona, Illinois that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
65 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers

From Rt. 127 take Pomona Rd. west 1 mile to 3-way stop. Turn right and continue to the Y in the road and veer right onto Natural Bridge Rd. Follow 1.5 miles to parking lot at the end of the road.

3 months ago

Good little morning hike, very short but worth it to see the rock formations.

3 months ago

It sure doesn't feel like 0.3 miles. It feels like 0.1. This would be a great place to go hang out and have lunch. It's more of an exploration area than a hike. The area is amazing. I recommend taking the left trail at the split. You will see the bridge in no time and it looks impressive from this angle.

4 months ago

The trail is very short so it's nice to go and let the kids explore and play at their own pace. The bridge is very cool, my kids enjoyed playing in the creek.

5 months ago

Short and sweet. Beautiful formation

11 months ago


11 months ago

short but beautiful. take the time to look below too. great photo opts down there!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Short hike but its pretty neat!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Nice little leg stretcher. Short, easy walk to great natural bridge.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A very easy trail that anybody can do. The bridge is awesome too.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Not really a trail. More a short walk. The natural bridge is pretty cool and worth a visit

Monday, June 12, 2017

Short but scenic and well worth it

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easy hike for kids. Beautiful rock formation:

Monday, April 10, 2017

So beautiful and such an easy hike. Make sure to hike the other little side trails. Theres another great vantage point and a cute little cave kids will like.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

This was a very short and easy hike, and a little out of the way. You have to drive up a narrow gravel road that can barely fit two cars. However, it is well worth the drive. It is a really cool area and I would go back again.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Nice little gem

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Beautiful land bridge just a short hike from the parking lot at the trailhead. The road is gravel and dead ends into the parking lot, so just keep going! Worth visiting if you are in the area.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Really easy hike with small climb to parking lot. Really neat place. worth a visit. Can easily fit this and Little Grand Canyon in on 1 day.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Short hike but very scenic worth it if your in the area.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The trail is very short and a bit off the beaten path but the bridge itself is really cool. Great views and nice for a little hike if you're in the area.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Short and easy for kids. Beautiful scenery.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Great hike for the family. Even the little ones made it the hole way

Monday, December 14, 2015

The trail is terribly easy...but the feature is really cool. If you are close (Little Grand Canyon) its worth the drive...and yes the dirt road is trickier than the hike...but well worth the trip.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Easy trail great views!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

It took awhile to find it from where we were staying in Marion. We almost gave up on because of the car ride. Once it was found its beautiful. Short trail, A lot of poison ivy but worth the trip if your in the area.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This trail is short, but had a lot of poison ivy. It is pretty, but not maintained very well.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Absolutely beautiful hike. Short and sweet. Entrance into the park is a gravel road, so slow and easy. Lots of poison ivy in bloom along the trail at this time of year. The bridge is so worth the short walk.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Loved this little hike very beautiful and scenic trail was maintained and easy to follow

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Loved this hike. very simple hike but beautiful view. There were a few tress down I had to climb over on the path. Dislike the drive down the grave road it felt like forever and was extremely terrible shape. On another note I was the only one on the path the etire time

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Worth a trip to see the natural bridge, but I would only go there again if I was also visiting the Little Grand Canyon Trail. The trail was too short to be a good hiking trail.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Very short, steep hike to a cool 90ft natural bridge. Even though the trail is short, there are benches to sit on if you don't want to sit on rocks. A must see if you are in the area.

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