Red Cedar Hiking Trail

photo: Giant City State Park. Photo by Trip/wiki.

Type: Greenway, Nature Trail
Length: 16.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: At Giant City State Park, SE of Carbondale on S 51. (recertified 1993)
State(s): Illinois
Counties: Jackson
Latitude: 37.60232
: -89.17002

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You’ll experience a little of everything Giant City has to offer on this trail, including oak-hickory forests, rocky creeks, and sandstone bluffs and shelters. No water is available, so please carry enough to meet your needs for a long way. Although there are creeks crossed on this hike, most of them are intermittent or running only during or after storm events. A primitive tent camping area at 6 miles provides fire grills, picnic tables, and privies. Please stop at the Visitors Center to get a camping permit. This trail is closed during shotgun deer season.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Illinois DNR - trail information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Giant City State Park
Illinois Dept. of Conservation
RR 1
Makanda , IL 62958



Giant City State Park. Photo by Trip/wiki.

Giant City State Park. Photo by Trip/wiki.


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