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Beautiful but not particularly easy to navigate...

If you park at the trailhead, you will walk a relatively straight path 1/4 mile before reaching the... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Julie K
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Best area of Shawnee

The Jackson Falls area is by far my favorite area of Shawnee National Forest. We have been there... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Scraggsy123
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29 Apr 2018
“Beautiful but not particularly easy to navigate...”
6 Oct 2017
“Best area of Shawnee”
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Shawnee National Forest, Ozark, IL
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

If you park at the trailhead, you will walk a relatively straight path 1/4 mile before reaching the top of the falls, overlooking the canyon below. My partner and I took the path to the left in hopes of finding a way down into the...More

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The Jackson Falls area is by far my favorite area of Shawnee National Forest. We have been there several times to primitive camp and hike. The trails are beautiful and the rock formations are amazing. It's a great place to 'get away' and reconnect with...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful area. We took a certified climbing guide with us. Lots of great climbs bring water and good hiking shoes. Road into this area can be full of pot holes. Go slow.

1  Thank pott1432
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The road can be tricky to navigate, but once at the parking lot, it's an easy hike to the falls. There's a swimming hole at the base of the falls, good mushroom hunting along the way, and great little camping spots/fire pits. Water is a...More

2  Thank LAAFood1
Reviewed 27 May 2016

As a native Chicagoan, who is used to tall buildings and flat landscapes and lots of paved roads, I wasn't aware of all the wonders--or even the presence--of Shawnee National Forest until I was a college graduate. In the last 25 years, since I began...More

3  Thank Taylor B
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