Pomona Natural Bridge

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A short loop trail leading through a mature oak-hickory and beech forest. As the trail descends to the creek, an overlook reveals a view of natural bridge from above. The bridge spans 90 feet. This moderate 1/3-mile gravel and dirt trail features a natural arch or "bridge" made of sandstone and millions of years of erosion. The trailhead signs explain the geology of the area.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: All Year; 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Parking
Open Season: Year-round
Restrictions: Pets are allowed, but must be on a leash at all times. Picnic areas and Observation Trail are open 6am-10pm. Use trash receptacles. Pack It In, Pack It Out rules apply to the entire trail system. No overnight parking allowed. Stay on the designated trail.
Closest Towns: Alto Pass, IL; Murphysboro, IL; Carbondale, IL
Restroom: No restrooms
Information Center: Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District   (618) 833-8576 521 N. Main St., Jonesboro, IL 62952  

General Information

Directions:

From Jonesboro: Take Highway 146 west 2.5 miles, then take Highway 127 north 12 miles to Pomona Road. Go west on Pomona Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road. Turn north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25 miles to trailhead parking lot.

From Murphysboro: Take Highway 127 south 10 miles to Pomona Road. Go west on Pomona Rd. 0.7 mile to Natural Bridge Road. Turn north (right) onto Natural Bridge Rd and continue 2 miles to the “Y” in the road; Veer left, staying on Natural Bridge Rd. for 0.25 miles to trailhead parking lot.


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Activities


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Amenities

Picnic tables Grill
Parking


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