Shawnee Forest

Guided Hiking


Itinerary Services

Are you looking for Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking and Itinerary Services by chance?

I offer these services if you need them. I’m a permitted hiking guide outfitter for the Shawnee National Forest. I’m also insured, and my hiking guide services are a part of an established registered business. Guide services and outfitters in the Shawnee must have a permit, or their liability can be very high.

I’m also a certified first responder with emergency management experience. I act quickly during a crisis and get into incident management mode to protect people’s lives before anything else.

If all this has kept you interested in my Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking and Itinerary planning services, please continue to read this article for more information.

Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking Services

I provide private guided hikes in the Shawnee National Forest. There might be a place you’ve always wanted to go to but don’t want to go to alone. I’ll take you there for a fair fee and ensure you have the best visit. I’ll even give you tips and knowledge to help you explore more on your own, but I’ll be here if you want to use my services again.

Please note that I only provide guided hiking and biking services on Shawnee National Forest land. I do not offer it on state-managed land at this time.

Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking Services

Shawnee National Forest Hiking Guide

I will take you along any designated hiking trail in the Shawnee National Forest.

For a fair fee, I provide Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking services for individuals and groups who wish to hire me. You choose where you want to go and how far you want to go. I charge per person for so many miles.

When hiring me to lead a private group hike, just note that the group may not be over ten people in designated wilderness areas. If you don’t know the area, let me know, and I can tell you.

I’ll do any designated trail you wish to hike in the Shawnee National Forest.

If you’re interested in my Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking Service, check out my website for more information.


Shawnee National Forest Biking Guide

I am also insured to provide guided biking services in the Shawnee National Forest and on public roads in southern Illinois.

If you want to go mountain biking, for example, at Lake Glendale, I can provide this service. I also offer that service if you want to go road biking in southern Illinois. I don’t provide fast-cycling services because I’m not a fast rider.

Check my website for more information on my Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking and Cycling services.


Shawnee Forest Guided Hiking Itinerary Planning

Maybe you’re OK with hiking but need ideas on where to go. I was born and raised in southern Illinois. I know this region in and out. One mission of Hiking with Shawn is to promote southern Illinois. If you need an itinerary planner, I can be the planner of your dreams.


Basic Itinerary Planning

For a small fee, I provide essential itinerary planning services. This will cover hiking trails and dining, shopping, and sightseeing opportunities close to the hiking trails. I customize information, too. I only listed dining options with a particular food for one customer due to their allergy. I want you to keep enjoying southern Illinois, so my itinerary will be GOLD every time.


Advanced Itinerary Planning

I’ll add lodging options for the advanced itinerary planning option close by. I’ll also add some more information to make your trip better. All plans include maps, directions, images, video links, and fun activities.


Look no further if you need Shawnee Forest guided hiking and itinerary planning services. I’m ready to help you have the best time in Shawnee National Forest again and again. See my guided hiking and itinerary planning page, and contact me if you’re ready to use my services. I look forward to doing business with you and helping you love Southern Illinois even more.

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Shawn Gossman

Shawn Gossman

Founder, Hiking with Shawn

Howdy folks! My name is Shawn Gossman and I founded Hiking with Shawn. I’m an avid hiker, cyclist and outdoorsman here in the Shawnee National Forest. I was born and raised in Southern Illinois and never want to leave. Click here to learn more about Shawn Gossman

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