Chief Illini Trail

The Chief Illini Trail is an 11-mile scenic journey along the western edge of Lake Shelbyville.

Type: Backcountry
Length: 11.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Agency: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Trail runs from Lone Point Recreation Area to Eagle Creek State Park, following the west shores of Lake Shelbyville.
States: Illinois
Counties: Shelby
Latitude: 39.455599   Longitude: -88.73854

Lone Point Recreation Area is located:
1653 N 2175 East Rd. Findlay, IL 62534
GPS Coordinates: 39°27’20.14”N 88°44’18.24”W

Description

This point- to-point trail winds across rolling hills and open prairies offering close-up views of the lake. You may begin the trail at either Lone Point Recreation Area or Eagle Creek State Park. White blazes, post markings, and mile markers make this intermediate level trail easy to follow.
Maps of the Illini Trail as well as other trails at Lake Shelbyville can be located at http://www.tinyurl.com/lakeshelbyville

- The Chief Illini hike patch can be earned by hiking the entire 11 miles.
- The Little Chief Illini hike patch can be earned by hiking the first two miles of the trail.

To Order, send the following information to:
Order of the Arrow
Chief Illini Trail
262 West Prairie Ave
Decatur, IL 62523

Name: _________________
Address: _________________
Phone: _________________
Unit #: _________________

Qty of Chief Illini Patches (@ $3.00 each): __________

Qty of Little Illini Patches (@ $3.00 each): ___________

+ Postage & Handling: $2.00

Total Enclosed: _________________

*prices are subject to change
*credit card is accepted by phone: 800-416-2328

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 34%
Elevation Low Point: 606
Elevation High Point: 695
Year Designated: 1990

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Lake Shelbyville US Army Corps of Engineers

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Information Contact:
Philip Manhart
Assistant Operations Manager
US Army Corps of Engineers
Lake Shelbyville
1989 State HWY 16
Shelbyville , IL 62565
(217) 774-3951
lakeshelbyville@usace.army.mil
http://www.tinyurl.com/lakeshelbyville

 

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