Cahokia Mounds Nature/Culture Trail

State Park Place, Illinois

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American civilization north of Mexico. Once a center for trade and politics, Cahokia was even said to have been larger than London at the height of its exist ence. Even more intriguing is that this huge civilization seems to have vanished into thin air. Weaving its way around ancient mounds, this loop trail offers visitors an up-close look at the m ysterious and ancient cit y known as C ahokia. Located just min utes from downtown St. Louis, Cahokia Mounds makes a fantastic day trip for hikers and history buffs alike.

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"American civilization north of Mexico. Once a center for trade and politics, Cahokia was even said to have been larger than London at the height of its exist ence. Even more intriguing is that this huge civilization seems to have vanished into thin air. Weaving its way around ancient mounds, this loop trail offers visitors an up-close look at the m ysterious and ancient cit y known as C ahokia. Located just min utes from downtown St. Louis, Cahokia Mounds makes a fantastic day trip for hikers and history buffs alike."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: State Park Place
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Fall through spring
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS: Monks Mound
Driving Directions: Directions to Cahokia Mounds Nature/Culture Trail

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May 2018