Hawk's Cave

EASY 31 reviews
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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.

hiking
14 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

A mostly easy loop path, with several minor ups and downs and a few rocky areas to walk through. The main features are a couple shelter bluffs. One was fairly deep and the over was very high.

1 month ago

3 months ago

If you google Ferne Clyffe waterfall and if the googlemaps or gps takes you to a dirt road then you are at wrong location. Instead search for FC State park and then keep following the picnic area directions (signs do not have arrows...one sign board has one arrow at the very end and other sign board has small font under picnic area stating go straigh ahead...it is easy to miss unless you stop and read it carefully). Once you enter picnic area there are tons of picnic tables...keep going all the way to the end until you reach cul de sac area and then you can park near that picnic area and there are 4 different trails.... Big Rocky Hollow Trail (waterfall) was decent hike unfortunately no water... second hike which we did was Hawks Cave Trail (caves)...this trail is loop and you have cross the caves and then there is a way which is not very clearly visible..

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Easy trail that is very well marked. Definitely recommend to novices, children, etc. Lovely views and a nice, shaded walk.

hiking
3 months ago

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 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.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 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