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 6 votes

Length

0.5 Miles 0.8 Kilometers

82%

Runnable

Elevation

122' 37 m

Ascent

-119' -36 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

867' 264 m

High

799' 243 m

Low

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Minor Issues 17 days ago
Muddy - Recent rains have left parts of the trail very muddy and a few downed trees and large limbs. History

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An accessible path to the most prominent viewpoints of the Garden of the Gods.

Ryan Georgi

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Dogs: Leashed

Description

A short, quarter mile loop highlighting the unusual rock formations and dramatic cliffs of the Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest, easily accessible by the general public. Bring your camera and your kids, and backpackers along the River to River Trail should plan on making a visit, but the area can be crowded due to its ease of access.

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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#24

in Illinois

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