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The Best Backpacking in Goreville

Looking for the best backpacking in Goreville? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Goreville. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Goreville

  • Makanda, Illinois

    Little Cedar Lake via Lirley Trailhead

    7.76 mi / 1309 ft gain
    Little Cedar Lake via Lirley Trailhead is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Makanda, Illinois.
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  • Jonesboro, Illinois

    Camp in the Trail of Tears State Forest

    Trail of Tears State Forest lies within one of the most rugged landscapes in Illinois. The hills are steep, and the soil is shallow and susceptible to erosion. Cliffs are all around and streams with gravel bottoms are in the narrow forest filled valleys. In 1838-39 the Cherokee, Creek, and Chicka...
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  • Alto Pass, Illinois

    Godwin Trail

    12.18 mi / 1043 ft gain
    Godwin Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Alto Pass, Illinois.
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  • Pope County, Illinois

    Hike to Indian Kitchen

    4.8 mi / 192 ft gain
    Designated a national natural landmark in 1980, Lusk Creek Canyon is the name of a 906-acre canyon located within the Lusk Creek Wilderness Area of the Shawnee National Forest in Pope County, Illinois. The Lusk Creek Canyon Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark features an outstanding sce...
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