The Gorgeous 1.4-Mile Hike In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest That Will Lead You Past A Natural Bridge

Hiking is always a great way to get some exercise, connect with nature, and explore the great outdoors. With so many trails across the state to choose from, we’re often drawn to the most scenic. Southern Illinois has its fair share of diverse natural beauty, including the Shawnee National Forest. Encompassing over 260,000 acres and hundreds of miles of pathways, it might be difficult to decide which trail (or trails) to hike here. Let’s have a look at one gorgeous option.


For more information on the Bell Smith Springs Natural Bridge Trail, visit the webpage on AllTrails here. Have you hiked this trail? What are some of the most scenic trails you have hiked in the Prairie State? Let us know in the comments below! Or, if you’d like to make an official recommendation for an upcoming Illinois-focused piece, click here to fill out our nomination form.

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Address: Bell Smith Springs Road, Bell Smith Springs Rd, Ozark, IL 62972, USA

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