Pomona Natural Bridge


This fascinating stone arch, often referred to as a natural bridge, was formed by the forces of erosion over millions of years. This formation and other rock outcrops in the area consist of sandstone, a fairly soft, erodible bedrock. Water exerted its most powerful effect here, gradually washing away softer, less resistant sandstone leaving a natural rock bridge, spanning 90 feet.

Trail Highlights

Short loop trails lead through a mature oak-hickory and beech forest. As the trail descends to the creek bottom an overlook reveals a view of the natural bridge from above. There is a great photo spot at the base of the rock bridge where a semicircle of trees and rock outcroppings serve as a beautiful backdrop for this natural wonder.

Trail Specifications

Length: 1/3 Mile
Travel Time: 1 Hour
Surface Type: Dirt
Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate; Contains slopes up to 40%
Recommended Seasons: Spring, summer, and fall
Facilities: Parking, accessible restrooms & accessible picnic area (with grills).
Trail Ethics: Pack it in, Pack it out. Stay on designated trail and leave the beauty of the rocks, plants, and animals for others to enjoy.
Directions: From Murphysboro take highway 127 south 9 miles to Pomona Road; then west 3 miles. From Alto Pass go north 4 miles on State Highway 127 to Pomona Road; then west 3 miles.