Governors Trail

Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Governors Trail

Governors Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike will take you to two of them. Start down low in the Panther Creek Valley and make a likely wet ford of Panther Creek. The trail enters a steep walled hollow deeply shrouded in hardwoods. It then crosses the stream that makes the hollow before climbing to an open, grassy, upland prairie. Here, you follow a spur trail to an overlook high above Panther Creek. The second part of the hike drops back to bottomland and makes a second climb to another viewpoint. This one has a contemplation bench. Enjoy the views from here before returning to the trailhead. The downside is that you will be sharing the trail with equestrians and some trail sections may be muddy."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Spring through fall
Governors Trail; USGS Newmansville
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Dec 2018