Hawk's Cave

EASY 12 reviews
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Hawk's Cave is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Goreville, IL that features a cave. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.0 miles Loop

kid friendly

hiking

cave

forest

An easy 1 mile trail that leads visitors past one of the largest shelter bluffs in Illinois.

hiking
23 days ago

The kids and dog loved it! Lots of places to explore! Close proximity to a nice picnic area and several other trail heads leads to a full day excursion if time allows.

7 months ago

Quick but fun!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Good, easy, quick trail. Very beautiful.

1 year ago

Easy trail

1 year ago

Nice easy rocked trail

1 year ago

very easy hike. kids like to climb when they get back to the caves not steep or hilly. very nice.

hiking
2 years ago

A trail that is somewhat easy and well worth the walk to the cave. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

hiking
3 years ago

Great walk, loved the rock shelter, worth the drive to get there

hiking
3 years ago

this is an easy trail for those who are avid hikers. the trail is a loop and distance is right over a mile round trip. if you can hit the cave at the right time (right time being when very few people have been out there that day) and your fairly quiet on approach, you will catch a glimps of the hawk flying out of the nest. located under the bluff in a crevice.

hiking
4 years ago

There us a trail here. It is a 1.25 mile loop and at moderate difficulty. Not too bad, lots of nice rock formations. Not for the out of shape individual. There are some areas that have withered away with time, but the places that were really bad they have replaced with stairs.

hiking
4 years ago

Hawk's Cave is actually just a shelter, but it is fairly large with a decent amount of opportunity for exploring the shelter. User friendly loop trail.