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Pomona Natural Bridge Trail

EASY 89 reviews
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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.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 65 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching





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.

1 month ago

Super quick hike. Trailhead info says it takes 30-45 minutes. Took us 9 minutes and we stopped to take pictures. Nice views

1 month ago

11/01/19 5:45PM, 42F Easy walk, no issues with trail

2 months ago

Quick. Easy to get to. Must see!

3 months ago

The natural bridge is amazing but that’s all there is to see. Picnic table and parking. No restrooms. If you are in the area the bridge is worth a short side trek.

6 months ago

Beautiful. Short.

8 months ago

Cool rock bridge especially for the short walk!

8 months ago

Very well maintained trail. Beautiful scenery. Streams, rocks, natural bridge!

8 months ago

Easy access natural bridge that is a decent one. it doesn't hold up to some of the ones in Red River Gorge or Big South Fork, but for Southern Illinois it is definitely a nice attraction. The easiness of the trail to get to it is an added bonus, if you have young kids. Do watch them closely if crossing the top of the bridge. The trail does loop around the top.

Wed Nov 21 2018

Very short hike but awesome rock formations. Great for photo ops.

Wed Oct 31 2018

such cool rock formations on this trail! definitely recommend if you haven't seen it before!

Sun Oct 21 2018

The natural bridge is nice for photos. It is really very scenic. There is not much of a hike, but you can explore under the bridge.

Thu Aug 23 2018

kids loved this natural wonder. watch for yellow jackets but otherwise a great time.

Sun May 06 2018

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

Mon Apr 16 2018

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.

Wed Apr 11 2018

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.

Fri Mar 02 2018

Short and sweet. Beautiful formation

Sat Sep 02 2017


Sun Aug 27 2017

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

Sun Aug 06 2017

Short hike but its pretty neat!

Sat Aug 05 2017

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

Tue Jul 11 2017

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

Tue Jun 27 2017

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

Mon Jun 12 2017

Short but scenic and well worth it

Wed Apr 19 2017

Easy hike for kids. Beautiful rock formation:

Mon Apr 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.

Tue Mar 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.

Tue Dec 13 2016

Nice little gem

Sun Nov 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.

Tue Oct 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.

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