Parks all over the country are full of bridges, whether wooden or paved; it’s something we’re all used to seeing. However, hidden in Shawnee National Forest is a gorgeous bridge that formed all on its own! The Pomona Natural Bridge is a little-known point of interest in the park that makes for a fun short hike and a great photo opportunity.

To find the bridge, drive south from Murphysboro on IL-127 for about 10 miles. Then, take a right on Pomona Road, and another onto Natural Bridge Road. Follow the signs; it’ll be easy to spot the trail head.

Have you ever visited Pomona Natural Bridge? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

For more beautiful hikes, here are 8 Hikes You Need To Take In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest.

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