The Hike To This Gorgeous Illinois Swimming Hole Is Everything You Could Imagine

When the temperature starts to climb, it’s time to head for the hills to find a secluded swimming hole. Here’s a spot hidden away in the Shawnee National Forest, and you’re going to want to lace up your hiking boots and find this place.

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Have you hiked in to this swimming hole? We’d love to hear about your trip there!

If you’re looking for more secluded fun on the water, check out this dreamy cabin that has its very own beach.