The Amazing Tunnel Hill Rail Trail In Illinois Takes You Through An Abandoned Train Tunnel
By Melissa Mahoney|Published April 08, 2022
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Over the years, abandoned railways have been transformed into multi-use pathways around the country. One such trail is the Tunnel Hill State Trail, a 55-mile stretch between the towns of Harrisburg and Karnak. Along this pathway, you have the opportunity to hike through an abandoned train tunnel in Illinois. It’s a one-of-a-kind hike you won’t want to miss!
Have you ever done a hike through an abandoned train tunnel in Illinois? What is your favorite trail in the state? Tell us in the comments! To learn more about the Tunnel Hill State Trail, visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website as well as AllTrails for trail information.
Another trek along an abandoned railway you may want to try is the Fox River Trail. Along the way, you can hike or bike over six bridges and through a tunnel.
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