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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.
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
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
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
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
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