Sand Cave

EASY 6 reviews
#17 of 20 trails in

Sand Cave is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ozark, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from April until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

hiking
4 days ago

This is an easy hike to an awesome spot. Definitely off the beaten path, but the trail is easy to follow. When you get to the natural area sign just follow the bluff line past the power line clearing to the cave.
Make sure to keep following the bluff for a little way after the cave, as it is very spectacular. Definitely one of the coolest places in the Shawnee National Forest. Also be prepared to be accompanied on your hike by a friendly black lab.

hiking
3 months ago

Our group loved this hike. Very easy flat trail to a wonderful cave. The cave was much larger than expected. Gave this one a 3 star only because of the off the beaten path feel to it. There is no parking lot and no trail head to this one. You simply drive to the end of Sand Cave road and park in the grass next to the dirt road looking entrance to the hike. After you get on the trail it is very easy to follow. Once again a very enjoyable hike that not a lot of people visit so if you are looking for easy and remote this is the trail for you!

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017