Type: Greenway, Nature Trail
Length: 16.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: At Giant City State Park, SE of Carbondale on S 51. (recertified 1993)
Latitude: 37.60232 Longitude: -89.17002
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You’ll experience a little of everything Giant City has to offer on this trail, including oak-hickory forests, rocky creeks, and sandstone bluffs and shelters. No water is available, so please carry enough to meet your needs for a long way. Although there are creeks crossed on this hike, most of them are intermittent or running only during or after storm events. A primitive tent camping area at 6 miles provides fire grills, picnic tables, and privies. Please stop at the Visitors Center to get a camping permit. This trail is closed during shotgun deer season.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1981
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Illinois DNR - trail information
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Giant City State Park
Illinois Dept. of Conservation
Makanda , IL 62958
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