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Very nice hike

Lovely trail inside the Shawnee National Forest, trail ends close to the small but wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JaroslavNecas
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Brno, Czech Republic
Jackson Falls

Great place to rock climb! Tons of lanes!! Camping sites range from small to large, no available... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
cathrond
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Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely trail inside the Shawnee National Forest, trail ends close to the small but wonderful waterfall. Hike difficulty is easy, still there is one part where you have to descend several meters on between rocks.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to rock climb! Tons of lanes!! Camping sites range from small to large, no available water, one outhouse ( bring your own TP in case it runs out). No reserve camping spots....feeling lucky? I would go again

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cathrond
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank Taylor B
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