Whitney Hollow Road

Total Miles
2.7

Elevation

215.01 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

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Trail Overview

Whitney Hollow Road is an easy gravel road, that in conjunction with Wilderness Retreat Road, form access in between the Silica Hill section to the Opossum Trot section of Shawnee National Forest. The Whitney Hollow Road features 2 low water bridges with only mild flow during rain fall, this is backed by a slow steady grade uphill when headed south to the point it meets East Delta Road, expect mild washboarding, mounding and potholes. A great route to know through Shawnee National Forest when getting point to point, yet wanting to stay off the blacktop.

Difficulty

This is just a simple gravel road connecting trail to trail through the forest. Mild washboarding, potholes, and mounding is the only challenge. Two small non threat low water bridges exist, but as said non threat.

History

At one point the Whitney Hollow Road, must have been the original SFR 633, that was later converted into the County Road it is today.

Technical Rating

1

Access Description

At the intersection of Illinois State Route 127 and County Line Road, at 37.33530, -89.25168, head east. Follow this for 2.2 miles and Whitney Hollow Road will be on your left, at 37.33353, -89.29043. From the southern end point of Wilderness Retreat Road, turn left onto County Line Road, drive .4 mile, turn right onto Whitney Hollow Road, at 37.33353, -89.29043.