Pine Hills Road SFR 236

Total Miles
7.8

Elevation

255.63 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall

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Trail Overview

Pine Hills Road SFR 236 within Shawnee National Forest is a very lovely gravel Shawnee National Forest Road with access to hiking trails, scenic overlooks, and a campground all in one. Its biggest obstacles are a few steep grades with lite water washes, mounding loose gravel, and mild washboarding. It's one of Shawnee's longest continuous forest roads, just shy of 8 miles, and features two switchbacks (rare to the area). Near the campground, on the southern end of the trail, there are three low-water bridges that could turn into mild water crossings if the weather has been consistently rainy.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

Go to Wolf Lake, IL, head north on IL State Route 3 for 4.25 miles, and turn right onto Muddy Levee Road. Follow this for 1.4 miles and cross the train tracks, drive 1.35 miles more, turn left on Larue Road in .4 mile turn right onto Pine Hills Road, SFR 236, the trail sign and forestry sign should be on your right. This should be at the coordinates 37.59068, and -89.43947.