South Silica Hill Road

Total Miles
1.0

Elevation

185.11 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

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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.

Difficulty

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.

Technical Rating

3

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.