Trillium Trail

Makanda, Illinois 62958

Trillium Trail

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"Rich in both natural and cultural history, southern Illinois offers many options for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the highlights of the area is the 4,000-acre Giant City State Park, located just south of Carbondale, near the small artist community of Makanda. The park boasts nearly 1.2 million visitors a year and is surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest.

Hikers, horseback riders, rock climbers, campers, birders, geologists, history buffs, and nature lovers come to the park in search of outdoor recreation and solitude. Evidence of early human habitation in the area dates back 10,000 years and can be found in several of the shelter bluffs in the park. The park provides a little something for everyone."

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"Giant City State Park offers some of the finest scenery in southern Illinois. Located in the Shawnee National F orest, the park offers two different bluffs for rock climbers, horseback riding and stables, picnicking, and short scenic hikes like the Trillium Trail. The Trillium offers views of the Fern Rocks Nature Preserve." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
Giant City State Park, 235 Giant City Rd., Makanda, IL 62958; (618) 457-4836;
Local Contacts
USGS Makanda; park map available at visitor center.
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Dec 2018