Beaver Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Beaver Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Junction, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

beach

forest

lake

river

views

rocky

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.

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2 months ago

As previously mentioned in other comments this trail is basically an extended edition of the Rim Rock Trail. You start off from behind the beach house at Pounds lake and walk along to the end of the lake then through a canyon area until you hit in my opinion the best part of the hike which is the stairs up to the rock formations. I wish this part had been longer as the rest of the 3 mile hike is really just a nature walk. The rock formations really made this hike worthwhile for me. So if you are in it only for the rock formations then save yourselves 2 extra miles and do the Rim Rock trail instead. However if you have some extra time to your day the walk along the lake and through the canyon was very pretty, scenic, and an easy stroll. Would not rate this trail as "Hard" by any means.

10 months ago

Great trail, very cool rock formations. Trail was very easy to follow. Not sure why it's rated as hard, one of the easier hikes around.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Very pretty spot for a hike. Not difficult to navigate and has other great spots around to hike.

Friday, July 14, 2017

No markers for directions but beautiful hike. The trail can get confusing when it gets close to the trail that it is connected to.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Love this trail: started at rim rock took middle trai (Indian rock wall) 0.8 mile. descended down into lower trails. Ended up walking the beaver trail ox lot cave; a small campground is further down the trail. Some of most beautiful rock formations that I have ever seen. Came back through and took a dif trail to get back to my vehicle. Which ended up being the trail to the right that starts at rim rock.

Not sure why this trail is rated as hard. It's fairly easy walking, just watch your step I did see several snakes. The rocks can be slippery.

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This trail is one of our favorites

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Very scenic trail with lots of cool rock formations to explore. Started/ended at Rim Rock, multiple routes in the Rim Rock area

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Friday, January 06, 2017

It should be noted that this trail is at Pounds Hollow or below the bluffs at Rim Rock. The easiest way to find it go to the beach at Pounds Hollow and walk to the other side via the sidewalk. The trail starts right there and is beautiful.

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

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.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2012

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.

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8 months ago

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