Clear Creek Levee Road

Total Miles
7.6

Elevation

108.67 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

The Clear Creek Levee Road parallels IL Route 3 North and South connecting the dots with a lot of routes that lead to Shawnee National Forest and other trails. It's a simple gravel road with the occasional pothole or dirt section but is worth adding to your drive if you want to avoid main roads or to take a side adventure to fish. Starting near Gale, IL, at the first-mile mark headed north you cross a railroad track. At the 2.5 miles mark, you cross Old Sexton Creek Road, and at 5.6 miles you cross Grapevine Trail, followed by Hanging Rock Road at 6 miles, this is the last stop before the gate at the Union/Alexander County lines at 7.2 miles.

Photos of Clear Creek Levee Road

Clear Creek Levee Road
Clear Creek Levee Road
Clear Creek Levee Road

Difficulty

Just a simple gravel levee road, that features great looks of Shawnee National Forest to the west of it. Just be cautious of large pot holes that may be present.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Tim Vollmer
Feb 03, 2024
2021 Jeep Gladiator
Open
Narrow levy road, smooth enough to get up to a mild speed and then, whack, a big ole pot hole.
Chris Menz
Jun 15, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee
Open
Normal
Dusty

Access Description

Route 3 at Gale, IL entrance: 37.25023, -89.45016 Sexton Creek entrance: 37.27694, -89.42336 Grapevine Trail entrance: 37.31461, -89.39525 Hanging Rock Road entrance: 37.32046, -89.39431

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