Shawnee National Forest & Southern Illinois Hiking

The mission of Hiking with Shawn is to increase awareness and interest in local area hiking and outdoor recreation in the Shawnee National Forest and southern Illinois public lands in hopes that it will stimulate local businesses and increase healthy living among residents and visitors alike. Hiking with Shawn hopes to achieve this mission with hiking videos, useful articles, trip guides and gear reviews.

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Red Cedar Trail – Giant City State Park – Backpacking Guide

Red Cedar Trail Giant City State Park Backpacking Guide Red Cedar Trail at Giant City State Park is the premier backpacking trail of the entire inventory of trails within the state park. If you are looking...

Hiking Millstone Bluff in the Shawnee National Forest

Hiking Millstone Bluff in the Shawnee National Forest Millstone Bluff is a Day-Use only site meaning that it is only open from dawn until dusk. No camping is allowed in this area. Millstone Bluff,...

Hiking Little Grand Canyon in the Shawnee National Forest

Hiking Little Grand Canyon in the Shawnee National Forest Little Grand Canyon is a popular destination in the Shawnee National Forest where thousands of visitors hike on an annual basis during all...

Walking LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road

Walking LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road   How to safely enjoy a walk on a road closed off for snake migration LaRue Pine Hills Snake Road is Forest Service Road #345 located within the...

Ferne Clyffe State Park – A view into Southern Illinois State Parks

Ferne Clyffe State Park   A view into Southern Illinois State Parks Ferne Clyffe State Park, located near Goreville, Illinois minutes away from the Interstate 24 exit at Goreville/Tunnel Hill...

Giant City State Park – A view into Southern Illinois State Parks

Giant City State Park   A view into Southern Illinois State Parks Giant City State Park, located in Makanda, Illinois minutes away from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale offers outdoor...

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