Hawk's Cave

EASY 22 reviews
#2 of 5 trails in

Hawk's Cave is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Goreville, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

An easy trail that leads visitors past one of the largest shelter bluffs in Illinois.

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4 months ago

Nice bluff shelter. It was deceptively larger than it appears as you walk up to it. Short easy hike. Worth the effort when in the area.

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4 months ago

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7 months ago

The kids and dog loved it! Lots of places to explore! Close proximity to a nice picnic area and several other trail heads leads to a full day excursion if time allows.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Quick but fun!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good, easy, quick trail. Very beautiful.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Easy trail

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Nice easy rocked trail

Friday, June 12, 2015

very easy hike. kids like to climb when they get back to the caves not steep or hilly. very nice.

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Monday, May 05, 2014

A trail that is somewhat easy and well worth the walk to the cave. Awesome, awesome, awesome!

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Great walk, loved the rock shelter, worth the drive to get there

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

this is an easy trail for those who are avid hikers. the trail is a loop and distance is right over a mile round trip. if you can hit the cave at the right time (right time being when very few people have been out there that day) and your fairly quiet on approach, you will catch a glimps of the hawk flying out of the nest. located under the bluff in a crevice.