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Shawnee National Forest, Herod

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#7 of 77 in Nature in Illinois
Forest · Wildlife Area
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  • My friend and I went day tripping in Shawnee. We of course hit the Garden of the Gods first thing in the morning to try to avoid the crowds. We got there about 8 AM and there weren’t many other... 
    My friend and I went day tripping in Shawnee. We of course hit the Garden of the Gods first thing in the morning to try to avoid the crowds. We got there about 8 AM and there weren’t many other...  more »
  • Many great hikes in Shawnee National Forrest. Our only issue was that we had 4 days and there wasn't enough time to hit all those that we wanted. One thing to make sure is to gas up before going into....  more
    Many great hikes in Shawnee National Forrest. Our only issue was that we had 4 days and there wasn't enough time to hit all those that we wanted. One thing to make sure is to gas up before going into....  more »
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  • An absolutely beautiful national forest! Tons of waterfalls and awesome cliffs and rock formations all throughout, even has a cypress swamp that was really cool to see in the middle of southern Illinois! This entire forest is amazing- DEFINITELY come here. Went to Bell Smith Springs, Giant City, Garden of the Gods, Little Grand Canyon, and Heron Pond in April 21 and loved them all and can't wait to go back! Various trails of different lengths and difficulties- there's something for everyone. Can't wait to go back and explore the rest of it!
  • One of the greatest hikes in the state of Illinois. Not the longest hike (I think it's about a mile and a half at the most) but it is an absolutely beautiful mile and a half. If you love to hike, and you have never heard of this area, get a cabin and come down for a couple of days and hike this area, it's a must.

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