Best trails in Alto Pass

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Looking for a great trail near Alto Pass, Illinois? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Giant City State Park or Ferne Clyffe State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Heron Pond Preserve or Tywappity Conservation Area. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Alto Pass ranging from 5.3 to 20 km and from 123 to 314 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Alto Pass
Top trails (5)
#1 - Cove Hollow Trail to Cedar Lake Trail
Shawnee National Forest
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Length: 8.7 km • Est. 2 h 29 m
A portion of this trail is a loop around Cedar lake. You also have the option for an out and back to the trailhead on Rowan Road at Makanda. The trail is well blazed with only a couple of junctions Show more
#2 - Godwin Trail
Bald Knob Wilderness
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Length: 20.0 km • Est. 5 h 41 m
This trail is part of the River to River Trail. The trial has two trail heads and goes across the Bald Knob and Clear Spring Wilderness areas. The east trail head starts in the Bald Knob Wilderness arShow more
#3 - Bald Knob Trail
Bald Knob Wilderness
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Length: 5.3 km • Est. 1 h 48 m
Bald Knob Trail is a 5.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alto Pass, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used forShow more
#4 - Quetil Trail
Alto Pass, Illinois
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1 h 7 m
Quetil Trail is a 4.2 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Alto Pass, Illinois that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#5 - Ranberger Trail
Bald Knob Wilderness
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Length: 11.7 km • Est. 3 h 22 m
Ranberger Trail is a 11.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alto Pass, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more