Climb Up the Trigg Observation Tower

Trigg Observation Tower, Simpson, Illinois, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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Scenic
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Trigg Observational Tower is a set of stairs to one of the highest points of sight over Shawnee National Forest. Although there isn't a hike at this location, it is definitely a great end to a day of adventures.

Trusting in the iron supporting the stairs is difficult until you step on the wood, which soon become your main concern. A fun test for a fear of heights.

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Since the Trigg tower was used as a fire observation tower, you can see for miles and miles into the Shawnee national forest. On a clear night, the glow from cities can be seen in the distance but it won't stop you from enjoying some awesome stargazing!

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