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#3 of 129 state parks in Illinois

Best trails in Giant City State Park

925 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Giant City State Park, Illinois? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 4 easy trails in Giant City State Park ranging from 0.7 to 1 miles and from 531 to 708 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Enjoy the camping, horseback riding and fishing at this park. There are many trails in this park to explore. This park is set apart by the massive sandstone structures.

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Map of trails in Giant City State Park
Park information
Acreage:
4000 acres
Park hours
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(618) 457-4836
Helpful links
Top trails (7)
#1 - Giant City Nature Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
The Giant City Nature Trail is a moderate hiking trail located within the Giant City State Park trail system near Makanda, Il. L, The trail located near the Devils Standtable, an amazing rock formatioShow more
#2 - Trillium Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 38 m
Trillium Trail is a 1.3 mile loop trail located near Makanda, Illinois. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.Show more
#3 - Red Cedar Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 12 mi • Est. 5 h 41 m
Red Cedar Trail is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Makanda, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is beShow more
#4 - Devil's Standtable Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 8 m
The Devil's Standtable trail leads to a unique geologic formation that has dominates the bluff line. The mushroom rock is a large free-standing pillar of sandstone.Show more
#5 - Indian Creek Shelter Nature Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
The trail loops through a small valley providing an example of bluff shelters used by the early native Americans. The seasonal stream helped provide water and the The native Americans found these bShow more
#6 - Stone Fort Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 13 m
Stone Fort Trail is a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Makanda, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature tripShow more
#7 - Post Oak Trail
Giant City State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
Post Oak Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cobden, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking,Show more