8 Hikes You Need to Take in Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest

The Shawnee National Forest is a really big place – like 280,000 acres large. As you can imagine, there are plenty of places to hike. But what trails do you definitely have to go down? Here is a list of 8. Although there are many more trails, and loads of amazing things to see, these give you a great sense of the beauty that is found in Shawnee National Forest.

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Looking for some more great hikes? Check out this list.