Stone Fort Trail

MODERATE 13 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 months ago

short hike with great view

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4 months ago

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

easy short hike

8 months ago

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!

hiking
8 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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Friday, October 21, 2016