Wilderness Retreat Road

Total Miles
2.5

Elevation

166.34 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

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Trail Overview

Wilderness Retreat Road is a gravel back road, that in conjunction with Whitney Hollow Road, forms access between the Silica Hill section to the Opossum Trot section of Shawnee National Forest. The Wilderness Retreat features three low-water bridges one being Lingle Creek near where the road branches off Lingle Creek Road. This also connects you to the South Silica Hill Road before snaking through a few small creek crossings a small hill and popping out at South County Line Road. It is a fair and maintained gravel road that keeps you off the blacktop in between trails.

Difficulty

The most difficult part could be the low water bridges if rain is heavy in the area it makes for a very cool back road to keep the offroad feel in between trails.

Technical Rating

2

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 .8 miles, turn left onto Wilderness Retreat Road at 37.36001, -89.29029.