Cedar Bluff Climber's Access Trail

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Ferne Clyffe State Park

Cedar Bluff Climber's Access Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Buncombe, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and rock climbing and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain203 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Primarily an access to the bottom of Cedar Bluff for rock climbers, this is one of the more spectacular places in Ferne Clyffe State Park. The trailhead is behind the Cedar Grove church. Walk uphill along an old logging road until you get to the bluffs. Follow them from one end to the other for some incredible sights. Near the east end is a notch between two bluffs that leads up to the top to access an nice overlook. It is steep and rugged. We elected to go to the Cedar Bluff Trailhead to get to that overlook.

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Brittney Cloyd
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We were the only people on the trail on a breezy day. It’s a steep climb to the rocks, and then you can walk a short distance parallel to the rocks. A few fallen trees blocked the path.

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J La
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Parking lot is behind the church. Cool fun trail. Rock climbing here is serious for our casual hike. Little cardio uphill from the parking lot was awesome to start the hike. Private property along the back of the trail. Thank you nature for a few amazing views.

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Andy Kuhnert
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Christian Woodward
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Seth Arnold
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harvep@yahoo.com Pelton
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Jim Saraceno
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Katie Phillips
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