One Of The Oddest Geological Wonders Is Located Right Here In Illinois

Many people around the country think that the Illinois landscape is mostly flat prairie, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout the state are lush forests, rivers, lakes, bluffs, canyons, and some of the most fascinating rock formations you’ll ever see. One such rock formation, known as Old Stoneface, can be found within the Shawnee National Forest and it’s one of the strangest and most fascinating geological wonders in Illinois.

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Have you hiked to Old Stoneface in Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest? If you have, what did you think of it? Do you know of any other fascinating rock formations around the state? Please share in the comments.

For more incredible geological wonders, check out this article on Garden of the Gods Wilderness. 

Address: Shawnee National Forest, Illinois 62985, USA