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Kywilderness.com Discussion => Backpacking / Hiking Discussion => Topic started by: KYhiker40 on February 22, 2018, 09:58:15 AM

Title: Garden of the Gods, IL
Post by: KYhiker40 on February 22, 2018, 09:58:15 AM
I mentioned this on another thread and realize some people may not be familiar with this area.  Garden of the Gods is in Shawnee National Forrest in IL, about a 4 hour drive from Louisville.  If you go, beware that there is a serious absence of gas stations after you get off of I-65.  Fill up your tank!

You may have heard of the River to River Trail, a popular thru hike, which runs thru this area.  Here are a few pics from my first trip, which I think was 5 or 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Garden of the Gods, IL
Post by: wsp_scott on February 22, 2018, 02:17:54 PM
Interesting formations and not at all what I picture when I think of IL, thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Garden of the Gods, IL
Post by: Bazinga on February 22, 2018, 07:17:41 PM
I've seen Shawnee NF on google maps.  Now I've seen some pics, guess I have some planning to do.   :)
Title: Re: Garden of the Gods, IL
Post by: Cliftyman on May 18, 2018, 02:52:40 PM
Considering it's kinda RRG like can we get all the Buckeyes to roll over there instead of the Gorge?  ;D