Tag Archives: Shawnee National Forest hiking

GARDEN OF THE GODS OUTPOST – NOW OPEN-JUST IN TIME TO ‘DO FALL’

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock-Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Now open, to enhance the visitor’s experience, is the Garden of the Gods … Continue reading

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New Quarter Showcases the Shawnee National Forest

The Shawnee National Forest is one of few places in Illinois where you will find large open spaces to explore and be immersed in nature. One of its special places is the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. Each year … Continue reading

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Trigg’s Ozark Trails and Tours – April 2, 2016

Join us for the April 2, 2016 Ozark Tour where experienced guides will lead  you to the Wildflowers & Waterfalls of the Shawnee National Forest. 8am to 5pm Lunch will be provided. Extensive hiking will be required and participants should wear … Continue reading

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Waterfalls and Wildflowers Ozark Tour – April 18, 2015

On Saturday April 18th, 2015 a variety of outdoor enthusiasts from the U.S. Forest Service, Gallatin and Hardin County Tourism groups and the River To River Trail Society will host an Illinois Ozark Tour.  The spring tour begins Saturday at … Continue reading

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Cabin Getaway

Everyone deserves a great Birthday getaway, and a friend suggested a bed and breakfast style cabin about an hour away from me called Rimrock Dogwood Cabins deep in the Shawnee National Forest. I am going to rave about them because … Continue reading

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Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock Recreational Area; jewels in the crown of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Recreational area are two must see locations on the eastern side of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Both are located just off Karbers Ridge blacktop 30 minutes from Harrisburg. Garden … Continue reading

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