Happy Hollow Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Happy Hollow Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Goreville, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

waterfall

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Miss hiking the cliffs. They are beautiful!

3 months ago

Our family enjoyed this hike with our dogs!

trail running
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4 months ago

Needed GPS, got turned around a few times. Extra socks needed, water crossings

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Well marked and maintained. Good mix of elevations and terrain.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
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hiking
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6 months ago

Good trail. Great scenery once you get to the switch-backs. I would definitely recommend going counter clockwise around the loop, so you don't have to hike those switch-backs uphill. After only a quarter mile you'll come to a fork...take the middle road. (Left takes you clockwise around the loop, right isn't the HH Trail). Once you get to the creek (after the switch-backs and natural bridge), just hug the creek the whole way out. You'll have to cross it 2-3 times. I hiked it in about 1:45, but I was kinda in a hurry. Stopped only to snap a few photos.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago