Cedar Bluff Climber's Access Trail

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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.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 203 feet Route Type: Out & Back


rock climbing



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.