Illinois is a state with so much natural beauty, and it’s always wonderful to discover trails that are hidden gems with surprising features and wonder to behold. The Pomona Natural Bridge Trail is a short, mostly easy hike with a couple of small, steep sections in the Shawnee National Forest. There’s a special rock formation you’re sure to love.

The Pomona Natural Bridge Trail is open year-round. Be aware that venomous snakes and poison ivy exist in this area, and take precautions to watch where you place your hands and feet. Encounters are rare, but it is best to be safe. If you’d like to see more of the natural beauty that can be found in Illinois, take a look at these 9 natural wonders. If you have a favorite nature spot in this state, make sure to let us know in the comments.

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