Happy Hollow Trail

MODERATE 32 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

7 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Super peaceful atmosphere. No trash anywhere to be found. Beautiful ferns and pines.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

When we reached the part that it split 3 ways, we took the middle road labeled "Food Crops" and the rest of the way we followed the horse trail since that matched the trail on the app. After the first 1.5 miles, the trail becomes more fun to navigate. Near the end, it does however flatten and widen out again into a road. The creek was merely puddles here and there in the deeper sections. I bet it's gorgeous with the water!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Miss hiking the cliffs. They are beautiful!

5 months ago

Our family enjoyed this hike with our dogs!

trail running
5 months ago

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6 months ago

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

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago