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The Best Hiking in Ozark

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

Top hiking spots in and near Ozark

  • Goreville, Illinois

    Big Rocky Hollow Trail

    0.7 mi / 66 ft gain
    Big Rocky Hollow Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hike Big Rocky Hollow Trail

    0.5 mi / 63 ft gain
    A great short hike in Ferne Clyffe State Park with a big payoff that is nearly wheel chair accessible with compact crushed gravel as a path. The trail leads to a 100-foot tall intermittent waterfall. The trail is lined with huge boulders, meandering stream, and progressively narrowing canyon beco...
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Rebman Trail

    0.39 mi / 56 ft gain
    Rebman Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hawk's Cave Trail

    0.55 mi / 82 ft gain
    Hawk's Cave Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hike or Rock Climb the Rebman Trail

    0.5 mi / 27 ft gain
    The Big Rocky Hollow Trail isn't the only trail that starts at the parking area. Cross the stepping stones over the creek to find a place where the trail forks in three. Look for the sign for the Rebman Trail at the right-most fork. This short walk leads to a small canyon punctuated by a pair of ...
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hike to Hawk's Cave

    0.75 mi / 56 ft gain
    One of the top trails within Fern Clyffe State Park, Hawk's Cave is an impressive 150 foot sandstone shelter bluff. When beginning the trail from the parking lot, there is a fork of three separate trail heads. Take the path to the left and follow the loop up to a rock wall of shelters, honeycomb ...
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Blackjack Oak Trail

    1.58 mi / 302 ft gain
    Blackjack Oak Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Happy Hollow Trail

    4.5 mi / 285 ft gain
    Happy Hollow Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hike the Round Bluff Nature Preserve

    5.0
    1.25 mi / 185 ft gain
    Just south of the Lakeview Picnic Shelter is the 53-acre Round Bluff Nature Preserve. Round Bluff has been designated a nature preserve which means that you are only allowed to hike on maintained trails. This is an isolated area of the massive sandstones that form the canyons of Ferne Clyffe Stat...
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Round Bluff Trail

    0.97 mi / 112 ft gain
    Round Bluff Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Goreville, Illinois.
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  • Goreville, Illinois

    Hike to Bork's Falls

    0.5 mi / 227 ft gain
    Located off Regent Lane/Cedar Grove Road near Goreville, Illinois, Bork's Falls is a beautiful waterfall with little visitor traffic. The bottom of the falls is accessible from either side of the ravine with a very short hike. This waterfall generally flows year round, unlike most other waterfall...
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  • Vienna, Illinois

    Cedar Lake Halloween and Toy Trail

    5.66 mi / 335 ft gain
    Cedar Lake Halloween and Toy Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildlife located near Vienna, Illinois.
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  • Ozark, Illinois

    Explore Camp Ondessonk

    10 mi
    In the heart of the Shawnee National Forest is an amazing camp that provides many adventures for those with all skill levels. When camp is out, anyone is allowed to visit Camp Ondessonk as a guest and explore. There are over 10 miles of trails through pristine forests,  sandstone canyons, and sev...
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  • Makanda, Illinois

    Panther Den Loop

    2.83 mi / 259 ft gain
    Panther Den Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Makanda, Illinois.
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  • Vienna, Illinois

    Bike the Tunnel Hill State Trail

    9.3 mi / 326 ft gain
    The 9.3 (one way) section of the 44.5 mile that begins at the Tunnel Hill access point and travels south to Vienna, Illinois is one of the most picturesque stretches of Southern Illinois.  The former Norfolk Southern Railroad line connects to many other popular trails like the River to River Trai...
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  • Grassy, Illinois

    Rocky Bluff Trail

    1.95 mi / 325 ft gain
    Rocky Bluff Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Carbondale, Illinois.
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