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Best trails in Elizabethtown, Illinois

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Explore the most popular trails near Elizabethtown with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Elizabethtown, Illinois
Top trails (4)
#1 - River to River Trail
Shawnee National Forest
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Length: 151.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Trail starts at Elizabethtown on the Ohio River and ends at Devil's Backbone on the Mississippi River. Great way to experience the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Passes through Plains, Bluffs, Bayous, and upland Forest. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife. Terrain is between easy to difficult. Multiple elevation changes throughout the trip. The route shown on this page does not include the 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, and 3E sections that branch out to Battery Rock from the eastern part of the trail. The trail used to start at Battery Rock, but nowadays starts in Elizabethtown. Show more
#2 - Rice Hollow Trail Loop
Shawnee National Forest
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
This trail is part of the River To River And Shawnee National Forest trail system. Featuring Rice Hollow Canyon, old settlers cabins, Cowboy Hideout, Hurricane Bluffs, Dead Horse Canyon, springs, small waterfalls, rock formations, forest settings and wildlife. Used by both hikers and horseback riders. During certain seasons the trail can get muddy in places due to horse traffic. Moderate trail with some uphill challenges. Great for backpacking or spending a day exploring. Camping is popular through out the forest. Waterfalls only active during wet seasons. Show more
#3 - River to River Trail: First Section
Elizabethtown, Illinois
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Length: 21.3 mi • Est. 10 h 21 m
The route shown on this page is a short section of the roughly 160 mile River to River Trail. This route has more trailheads as it crosses several roads.Show more
#4 - Tower Rock Trail
Elizabethtown, Illinois
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m