Follow This 2.3-Mile Trail In Illinois To A Hidden Cave And Unique Rock Formations

Located in southern Illinois, Shawnee National Forest is known for its diverse landscape that includes sandstone cliffs, bluffs, waterfalls, and some of the most intriguing rock formations you will ever see. Within this forest lies a section that is known as Pounds Hollow Ecological Area. Here you can hike along a trail to find a cave and some incredibly unique rock formations.

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Have you hiked along the Rim Rock National Recreation Trail before? If so, what did you think of the cave and rock formations? Tell us your thoughts in the comments! To learn more about the trail, head to AllTrails.

The Whiskey Cave Trail in the Garden of the Gods Wilderness is another trail that leads past fascinating rock formations. You can learn more in this post

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