Explore the most popular hiking trails near Goreville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
17 days ago

Short little hike up to an impressive cave.

Hiked this trail today after a 24 hour rain. The waterfall was spectacular and the tree colors were amazing. The surrounding rock formations were awesome. Did not want to leave the area.

20 days ago

Great short trail with beautiful bluffs to see.

29 days ago

A beautiful, but easy trail

Very easy trail, beautiful year round, but can be crowded with people on the weekends.

This short trail loops through a small stream’s surprisingly deep canyon, with lots of sheer cliffs and massive boulders along the way. A great short, easy hike with big payoff.

quick trail but can easily spend hours here after a good rain looking at the waterfalls and rock formations

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail past sheltered bluff.

Cool Hollow with high rocks on both sides leading to waterfall

When I was a child, I had the blessing of seeing this waterfall running, it is SO worth trying to see. that being said, I've hiked this trail probably 10 times and only got lucky once. one of the most breathtaking falls I've seen.

2 months ago

Great trail!

Easy trail, flat, and short. Beautiful year round, but the falls are only active after a rain. Otherwise it’s just a trickle of water falling.

My kids loved playing on the rocks at the cave. “My Favorite Hike we have ever done!” -my child
Hiked easily with a 3yr old, 7yr old and 13yr old

this is a beautiful fall. very easy to access.

trail running
2 months ago

Loved it!! Saw a turtle!!

Beautiful rock formations. Want to return in the spring when the water fall is running

had a blast it was a must see on my River to River thru hike. glad I did

There's a very good chance that the creek won't be running, as it only flows after a period of prolonged rain. However, I walk the trail on a pretty regular basis, and find it to be a pretty charming walk through a really beautiful forest regardless. One definite perk is that throughout the hike you can see cliffs rising through the trees on either side of the trail; these cliffs become more prominent as the gorge narrows. When the water is flowing, there is a really unique waterfall that tumbles into a deep cleft in the cliff to the right of the trail.

on Round Bluff Trail

3 months ago

We did this trail yesterday and it's beautiful. Can't wait to see it in Spring and Fall.

As with the other trails in the area, the Hawk’s Cave Trail features some really impressive rock formations and massive cliffs. Fun place to explore. I would suggest hiking it clockwise from the trailhead, as this will save the cliffs for the latter half of the trail. The cliffs will seem really imposing when you approach them from this direction.

The trail was very easy with a moderately trafficked gravel pathway. We went in the afternoon as that morning there was heavy rainfall. We noted that the creek leading up to the waterfall was dried up and once at the waterfall found that it was dried up as well. There is a split path that allows you to climb to the top of the waterfall to explore the rocky area. There were fellow hikers at the waterfall when we arrived and we were informed that the waterfall only runs in the spring time despite recent rains. We did bring both of our Siberian huskies and found it was easy to navigate.

This is a short hike, but a must see at Ferne Clyffe. The shelter bluff is very impressive.

Very flat hike. In and then back out on the same trail. Waterfall was not running as it is the dry season. But still an awesome easy trail. Benches near the falls for anyone who walks in and wants to relax and absorb nature without having to sit on rocks or the ground.

hiking
4 months ago

Small inclines to beautiful overhang. Nice little loop.

4 months ago

beautiful trail

Fun trail but has little in the way of signs. We took a wrong turn and ended up on another trail. The whole area was beautiful!

Great, easy little loop with a great overhang cave. so beautiful! local told us to keep an eye out for snakes but we didn't see any.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked May 2018. 3 year old walked the entire thing.

Grrrrr, Arrrrh, Urrrrr!

Easy hike. Waterfall is beautiful when leaves are green. be careful and don't climb on the waterfall it is very slippery.

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