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Round Bluff Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Goreville, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 98 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

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Moderate trail, some steep inclines.

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Reviews (96)
Photos (88)
Recordings (84)
Completed (169)
Lisa Korkowski
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HikingMuddyRocky

at the trailhead,.if you start there, there are quite a few tree roots, a little of rocks, mud...it did rain this morning. definitely some elevation climbs through it. really cool rock formations. there some stairs to climb during this hike. gets your heart pumping!

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Wyatt Bernstein
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Steph S
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Hiking

Beautiful section. Nice plants with invasive management. Trail condition is great.

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Michael Allen
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Hiking

Nice loop, more of an easy than moderate trail except the stairs at the end. Agree that counter clockwise is the best way.

Anthony Alwardt
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Hiking

A nice hiking loop with a little bit of everything.

Brian McCarty
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Hiking

Very scenic trail with tall cliffs, unique rock formations, a small cave, and small, wet-weather streams. I recommend hiking this trail counter-clockwise, as that saves the really impressive scenery for the end of the hike.

Randall Romines
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Hiking

Nice trail . Took 45 min with wife and 3 yr old plus a dog. Mostly woods and rock (bluff ) that you can see at distance. A general walk in the woods with LOTS OF STAIRS at the end. Very beautiful

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Jim Saraceno
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Hiking

A nice, easy trail. More of a walk in the woods than a hike. The abundance of ferns, mosses and lichens is just amazing and beautiful.

Veronica Montague
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Hiking

Nice rock formations but lots of spider webs.

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Samuel Araya
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Hiking

I loved this trail! There are plenty of elevation changes to keep things interesting. It's a beautiful forest!

Austin Pryor
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RunningBlowdown

Beautiful and diverse trail, I wish it was longer but I will be spending a lot of time here and the surrounding trails for trail runs.

Libby K
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Hiking

Great trail! Most of it was clearly marked/easy enough to follow. When I went there were a LOT of down trees so for that reason I'd say the trail was on the difficult side of moderate.

Holli Morrow
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Hiking

This was a decent trek with some nice scenery. Not as good as some other trails. There was moderate storm damage with downed trees.

Erica M.
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Easy trail. Lots of downed trees at the beginning - easily passable. Some cool rock features.

Melanie Martin
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Hiking

Nice trail, maybe not as exciting as some of the other trails in Ferne Clyffe.

Casey Huff
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Hiking

My only complaint- I wish it was longer. I run this trail regularly & its a good workout.

Courtney McKinley
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Hiking

Beautiful trail we actually accidentally found thinking it was the waterfall trail (it’s not lol). It isn’t really difficult, but lots of uphill areas that if you’re not used to that will get your huffing and puffing :) but it was so worth it. Well marked, so can’t really get lost!

Dana Rogers
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We did this trail yesterday and it's beautiful. Can't wait to see it in Spring and Fall.

Jaraka Davis
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Hiking

Hiked May 2018. 3 year old walked the entire thing.

Halie Belz
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Trail was easy to follow and an easy hike! there are starting to be some leaves on the ground so you'll want to be careful of your footing in areas with lots of roots. There are several good places where you can climb up on the rocks that makes this harder and more fun!

Jessica Hastings
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Great trail for kids.

Ace Elliott
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good warm up trail

Will Hogsett
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Family friendly trail- our two year old loves this trail. Picturesque rock formations and many great photo opportunities during the walk. Well maintained and easy to follow.

Doug Neidholdt
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Hiking

Best hiked counter clockwise. First half of trail easy, then ends with hard, avg moderate. Second half has several tall staircases and is far more scenic with bluffs.

Kristian Kristian Young
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fun

James Short
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First to Review

Decent trail

Emily Sheridan
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Jerry Shay
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Mike Mitsui
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