South Silica Hill Road

Total Miles


185.11 ft


0.5 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

The South Silica Hill Road is a gravel road headed south off the Silica Hill trail system through Shawnee National Forest. It is a gravel road at base, featuring a mild grade hill from where it branches south off the SFR 645, this hill features a campsite cut out perfect for overlanding. Then the trail heads down into the valley where it crosses two sections of the Lingle creek system and eventually connects to the Wilderness Retreat Road.

Photos of South Silica Hill Road

South Silica Hill Road
South Silica Hill Road
South Silica Hill Road


The South Silica Hill Rd features two moderate creek crossings especially if rain is in the area. It also features a mild grade hill with mild rutting.

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Status Reports

Chris Menz
Oct 22, 2023
1999 Jeep Cherokee

Access Description

From Mill Creek, IL head north on IL-127 for .7 mile, turn left onto Lingle Creek Road, in 1.3 miles stay right to stay on Lingle Creek Road, in 1.7 miles, turn left onto the Silica Hill Road, at 37.36999, -89.30065. Turn Left in .2 mile to get on the South Silica Hill Rd, at 37.36876, -89.30411.

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