Stone Fort Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Stone Fort Trail is a 0.4 mile loop trail located near Stone Fort, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

historic site

From Carbondale, take Highway 51 south to the yellow smiley-face water tower, then turn left and drive into Makanda. Cross the railroad, turn left along the Makanda business district, and continue north out of town (with the railroad on your left) until you come to the park entrance. Giant City Park can also be reached from the northwest by taking Giant City Blacktop south from east Highway 13 at University Mall or from the east end of Grand Avenue.)

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3 days ago

Short, rugged, and very scenic trail that climbs alongside a wet-weather waterfall and skirts (sometimes almost perilously so) the tops of some tall cliffs. A great short hike to tackle after work or school.

3 months ago

Quick little trail, interesting to see the rock fort and hike up a beautiful cascading waterfall.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail with historic artifacts and great overlooks.
With: Donna Tomlinson & Matt Tomlinson

6 months ago

great cliff to picnic on

hiking
11 months ago

short hike with great view

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Climb beside a waterfall just be careful rocks are slippery. Up to the stonewall interestin to think what that wall was actually used for.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

easy short hike

Friday, March 24, 2017

I did this trail with my son last summer. We both thought the Stonewall was interesting, but I thought the best part was hiking along side the edge of the Bluffs. It's great and has a lot to offer for such a short hike!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Interesting history. Short hike, do it to see the wall.

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