Shawnee National Forest Panther Den Trail

Goreville, Illinois 62939

Shawnee National Forest Panther Den Trail

Shawnee National Forest: Panther Den Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A short stroll in the Shawnee National Forest, Panther Den Trail provides easy access to one of the area’s most interesting rock formations."

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Hiking Ozarks (Falcon Guides)
JD Tanner and Emily Ressler-Tanner
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"This easy day hike introduces you to the forests within the Shawnee National Forest, located in the Ozark and Shawnee Hills of southern Illinois. The Panther Den Trail provides easy access to one of the most interesting rock formations in the area. A short hike allows for hours of exploration. In 1990 the US Congress designated southern Illinois’s Panther Den as a wilderness area. Panther Den Wilderness Area totals 1,195 acres, 1,081 acres of which is managed by the Shawnee National Forest, with the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge managing the remaining acreage." Read more

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Trail Information

Goreville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Fall through spring
Season
Giant City
Local Contacts
USGS Lick Creek
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018