Inspiration Point

Type: Backcountry
Length: 0.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Shawnee National Forest, In Shawnee NF SW of Carbondale on Forest Rd. 236.
States: Illinois
Counties: Union
Latitude: 37.58559   Longitude: -89.43608

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Description

Provides access to 200 bluffs overlooking the "scatters" and river bottoms. Connects with River to River Trail #001.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 400
Elevation High Point: 580
Year Designated: 1980

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.

Trail management:
Shawnee National Forest
50 Hwy. 145 S
Harrisburg , IL 62946
(618) 253-7114
vnicholson@fs.fed.us
http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/shawnee

 

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