Beaver Trail

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Beaver Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Junction, IL that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, fishing, horses, and backpacking and is accessible from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.2 miles 465 feet Loop

dogs on leash





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This takes you near the southern end of the trail where it divides hiking from hiking/equestrian use. From Harrisburg, take Highway 34/145 south 6 miles, then continue on Highway 34 south for 9 miles. Turn east onto Karbers Ridge Road and go 9 miles to the recreation area entrance road. From Evansville, IN., take Highway 62 west & continue on IL. State Route 141 to Highway 1. Go south on Hwy 1 about 24 miles to Karbers Ridge Road, then west 2 miles to the recreation area entrance road.

1 month ago

Could really be considered part of the Rim Rock trail, this portion is the lower portion along the creek and along pounds lake. Very pretty area's and well kept. The trial as marked here includes the Rim Rock trail.

Trail is easy to moderate except for one tough section where you have to climb (or descend) the cliff face. However,even this section is well marked with easy to cover stairs.

4 months ago

couldn't even find it. maybe it just hasn't been maintained, or maybe it's so "hard" it's impossible to follow.

4 years ago

Beaver has a hiking only component and an equestrian/hiking component. The trail south of Pounds Hollow (pine ridge) campground and lake, is the most scenic portion; its is a very scenic area. It follows the creek/small valley to Rim Rock Natural area and circles the "Pounds" below the bluff and allows access to the Rim Rock natural area and trail. This area is beautiful, very rugged and wild area. Camping at Pine ridge is a camping location when you hike this trail. You will not regret this one.