HikingIllinois Tag: Shawnee National Forest

Hiking The Observation Trail At The Garden Of The Gods In The Shawnee National Forest

The Observation Trail (trailhead: 37.60463, -88.38436) at the Garden Of The Gods can be found in the Shawnee National Forest of Illinois. This is a great hike for the whole family with hardly any elevation gain and it’s pet friendly so bring along your fur babies. Make sure your little ones and pets don’t get […]

HikingIllinois Tag: Shawnee National Forest

Hiking The Rim Rock National Recreation Trail And Ponds Hollow Lake Trail In Shawnee National Forest

The Rim Rock National Recreation Trail is part of the Pounds Hollow Ecological Area and is located in the Shawnee National Forest of Illinois. It is Illinois’ only National Recreation Trail.   The trail is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and there is no overnight parking allowed at the trailhead (37.60072, -88.27733). […]