Clear Creek Levee Road

Total Miles


108.67 ft


0.75 Hours

Technical Rating



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.


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.

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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