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Large parking lot that sometimes fills up. Very popular for good reason, great hike!!! Unless you go early (sunrise) or late ( sunset) there is a crowd. One of the best hikes in Shawnee and a “ must do”

An overlooked gem. This trail offers some spectacular views and opportunities to explore off the trail.

Beautiful hike with awesome rock formations. We hiked this trail on a rainy day and the water sheds off the trail well. The trail is easy unless you want to venture into the rock formations which provide ample opportunity for climbing.

road biking
1 month ago

Great trail from Harrisburg to the Wetlands Center

hiking
1 month ago

I really really wanted to find the trail after the electric towers, and we did for a bit, but lost it on the downhill and bailed due to the sun going down and battery of cell diminishing. It turns out we weren’t too far off when we bailed. (I was able to check my Apple Watch map to the all trails map ) We hiked in nov with no leaves on the trees and I think that helped keep on the trail for awhile.

great bike trail

Fall is a great time to come and see this awesome place! The different color trees make it more beautiful. Lots of places for photos. It is a easy trail I have been here 3 times and it always has a lot of people. If you bring children ... don’t let them out of your sight.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike. Does take you to a awesome overlook. Has a small cave , big rock formations. You need to follow the blue blazes and sometimes it’s hard to know which way to go. Use your AllTrails recorder to help you stay on the right path. Saw a couple putting up their tent to camp which would be fun!

Pretty

Always a great view and fun climbing

It was a great trail until it wasn’t, we stayed on a trail the whole time but it wasn’t well marked. We ended up at a farm, miles from the trailhead. Needs to be better marked, and recommend turning around after about a 1/2 mile to avoid confusion.

My favorite place in Shawnee national forest. Fantastic views with unlimited photo opportunities. A nice short loop, but plan on budgeting a few hours for rock climbing. Very dangerous in places. Common sense must be used. Very peaceful.

Very nice scenic area. Destination hike, Do Indian Point trail which is just down the road.

Short and easy trail if you want it to be. Breathtaking views. People do die here every year from falls, but as long as you aren't leaping like a wild man from rock to rock over obviously deep chasms (you'll see people doing it), you'll be fine.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely worth the trip, but hard to find and navigate after finding stoneface. The entrance to the park is not marked and the culvert has been washed away. You can park at the base of the road and walk in to the trail head (~.25mi). The trail leading to the face is clear and marked with blazes, however not well maintained. We continued on what we thought was the correct trail past the power lines, however ended up on Shawnee Rd. (If this happens to you, turn R and follow the gravel road and turn R on stoneface Rd and you’ll return to your car in roughly ~1mile).. I would recommend turning around and following same path down once you reach the power lines. We want to hike the trail again and attempt to find the loop.

A very short easy stroll, a must for the view. Go at sunset. Bring camera:)

Awesome sunset spot! Don't miss this if you're in the area. One of the shortest and most rewarding walks you can go on.

So much fun to explore and climb. Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Made for some really beautiful pictures. Nice easy trail.

mountain biking
4 months ago

What a great easy trail! Don’t expect to get an extreme workout by any means but if you like to recreational ride and enjoy the view with virtually no roads to ever cross, it is spectacular! The trail runs slightly downhill when riding north to south. Obviously, vice versa. Start as you wish, you do not need a map. There are no forks. It is impossible to get lost. Just enjoy the scenery and relax.

mountain biking
4 months ago

We've biked from tunnel hill to Vienna park and back a few times.

hiking
4 months ago

Make sure and do this one if you go to the Garden of the Gods.

We walk this at least once a year, you forget you're in Illinois.

Nice short trail with a lot to see!! Absolutely beautiful!! Can't wait to go back!

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy trail with great views and rock formations. Worth a look if in the area.

Not surprising that this is a big draw for visitors, beautiful vistas for very little work! Fun scrambling on the rocks, good late afternoon cap on a day of more intense hiking.

Beautiful area to explore. Definitely bigger than I was expecting! You’re welcome to climb on the rocks as much as you want which added for extra entertainment. Could’ve spent hours just sitting and taking in the view

mountain biking
5 months ago

A well maintained trail....a good cardio workout because of the length out and back on a mountain bike. No technical riding, though, just straight pedaling. Nice facilities along the way.

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