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Best trails in Goreville

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Looking for a great trail near Goreville, Illinois? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, forest 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 Millstone Bluff National Register Site. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Goreville ranging from 0.7 to 2.1 miles and from 515 to 711 feet 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 Goreville
Top trails (8)
#1 - Big Rocky Hollow Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 18 m
The trail leads to a 100-foot tall intermittent waterfall. The trail is lined with huge boulders, meandering stream, and progressively narrowing canyon becoming more scenic as you progress towards the waterfall.Show more
#2 - Ferne Clyffe Waterfall Trail
Shawnee Purchase Unit
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
A moderately difficult 0.75-mile hike that begins a Deer Ridge Campground and also leads to the waterfall. Please note that users have reported poor trail markings in the area. Be sure to record your hike to avoid getting lost.Show more
#3 - Happy Hollow Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
#4 - Hawk's Cave Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 21 m
An easy trail that leads visitors past one of the largest shelter bluffs in Illinois.Show more
#5 - Rebman Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
#6 - Bork's Waterfall, Bobcat Loop Trail, Big Buck Creek Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
This track starts on Bork's Water Trail, passes the waterfall, and then continues to River to River and Big Buck Creek Trails before returning back. You can also begin this hike from Happy Hollow Road. Bork's Waterfall Trail is a .5 mile long trail that provides access to the base of the waterfall. This is an easy hike to an exceptional geological feature. The waterfall is best seen in the spring or after a heavy rail when the water is flowing at its best.Show more
#7 - Round Bluff Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 31 m
Moderate trail, some steep inclines.Show more
#8 - Blackjack Oak Trail
Ferne Clyffe State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 48 m