Southern Illinois has many area to explore from the beauty of the many boulder formations at Garden of the Gods in Herod to the breathtaking waterfalls of Burden Falls in Pope County.
If you're just looking for a place to explore the scenic wildilfe and nature of the Shawnee National Forest or if you're looking to pump your adrenaline on a zipline or rock climbing, Southern Illinois is the place to be.
Multiple hiking and biking trails are located all around the Shawnee National Forest, including the Tunnel Hill trail and the Trail of Tears.
Stay awhile and create your own adventure.
Experience the wildlife, nature, geology and history of the outdoors by safely travelling on Illinois' first completely tree-based, eco-friendly zip line canopy tour. Soar and zig-zag through the valley on established routes of ziplines and aerial bridges between platforms built in the trees.
: 1 (855) 386-9477
: 635 Robinson Hill Road, Makanda, IL 62958
Mon - Sat : Open Daily
Get up and close with the fascinating nature of the Shawnee National Forest as you journey across many of it's trails.. From the Ferne Clyffe Waterfall trail, where you get to encounter great rock formations to explore on the way to the magnificent waterfall at the end, or the Little Grand Canyon trail, where you can get an amazing view of this deep canyon eroded over time and the incredible views of the colorful cliffs around.
Southern Illinois has many more attractions to offer including Rock Climbing locations throughout the Shawnee National Forest, Horseback Riding on some of the most popular trails, and also a visit to the Bald Knob Cross located in Alto Pass. With so many activities available, you'll have no trouble finding relaxation and fun during your time in Southern Illinois.