Looking to make your Illinois winter just a little bit grand? One of beloved Shawnee National Forest’s most famous trails, the “Little Grand Canyon” offers all-season adventures that only grow more sensational in the snow. This is the ultimate holiday hike for those who like athletic thrills with their wintery chills.

Little Grand Canyon’s parking area is located at Little Grand Canyon Rd, Pomona, IL 62975.

This canyon may be little, but it’s no less grand for it. Shawnee National Forest has always been a destination for the nature lovers of Illinois. If you haven’t been in the winter then you’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. This winter, get lost (but not too lost) with a hike through Little Grand Canyon.

What are your favorite hikes that spice up the colder months? What slice of Illinois nature do you think looks best on ice? Leave a comment!

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