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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hiking
8 days ago

Once we found the trail (at the boat ramp as stated by Brenda L), the views at the top were great. The trail shown on this app is the gravel road around the campground and boat ramp. From the boat ramp to the top of Tower Rock and back is .5 miles.

camping
1 month ago

Nice secluded camping with view of the Ohio River. However, the trail map is incorrect. The trail does start at the boat ramp, but ascends up into the forest with scenic views.

anyone planning on hiking the entire trail in one trip? I really would like to do it but I don't really want to go at it by myself,and if anyone has already done it I'll take some pointers on where I can resupply on food and whatnot along the way. thanks!

started in e town, stoped hiking in eddyville. this part of the trail hiked has a lot of forks that are not marked what way to go. trail has been moved around a lot, but they never took down the old blazes. wasted about 10 miles following false trails, lusk creek is the worst part.

camping
Saturday, August 27, 2016

It's a nice place to camp. Very quite and secluded. Right next to the river so that's a perk!

birding
Monday, September 28, 2015

Decent hike, a lot of ups and downs, steep in some places. Completely overgrown and not taken care of. It's like a forgotten gem. Wonderful views of the Ohio River. The trail starts by the boat launch. Saw a very large bird and have no idea what it was. It appeared to have a 5 foot wing span. Was the largest bird I have ever seen my entire life.

hiking
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Great place in Southern IL to explore. Vast areas of different ecology's with many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Trail can be wide and paved with gravel in places down to barely a single wide dirt path with encroaching greenery on the sides. I hiked this trail every season and would say that late winter/early spring is best for the views before all the leaves grow back. I recommend planning extra time along the trail to explore the numerous side trails to different scenic areas.

hiking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

Fun first short thru hike for me. Not well blazed in many places and confusing to navigate, but rugged and rewarding.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

It was definitely fun, however it's easy to get lost. There are many other trails that branch off of the River to River. The trail isn't always well marked.

on River to River Trail

hiking
Saturday, December 29, 2012

Just to clarify, the trail head no longer starts at Battery Rock. In 2010, the made the E'town spur the new eastern end of the trail. Battery Rock was simply too remote to get to, and vandalism to trail markers made it difficult to navigate. Additionally, the Battery Rock portion of the trail used a lot of roads. Using the E'town gets you into the woods much faster.

The worst part of this trail is all the ATV's that illegally use it.

hiking
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Awesome Trail very scenic and peaceful. Several hills to climb but the views are always worth it.

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scenic driving
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backpacking
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hiking
Friday, April 13, 2012