The Observation trail gives you the views over the area. You can see for miles. The trail is paved for easy walking.
Garden of the Gods is a spectacular 3000 plus designated wilderness area located in the beautiful hills of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Just one of many hiking areas in the forest
Gardens of the Gods is a wonderful place to bring Fido.
You can see out over the area and see the different rocks. Garden Of The Gods in Illinois is a great day trip or you can stay in area cabins or hotel.
The Observation trail gives you the views over the area. You can see for miles. The trail is paved for easy walking.
The Observation trail gives you the views over the area. You can see for miles. The trail is paved for easy walking.
Garden of the Gods is a spectacular 3000 plus designated wilderness area located in the beautiful hills of the Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois. Just one of many hiking areas in the forest

Description

The Shawnee National Forest covers more than 270,000 acres in parts of ten counties in southern Illinois. The National Forest Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources maintain dozens of natural areas for recreational use and several wilderness areas. From the 90 foot Pomona Natural Bridge to the remains of a Mississippian Native American village at Millstone Bluff, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to choose from. Trails range in length from the 150+ mile River to River Trail that runs between Battery Rock on the Ohio River and Devil's Backbone on the Mississippi River, to the easy one-fourth mile Observation Trail at Garden of the Gods. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Shawnee National Forest has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 3 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Sep. 19, 2018
    quiet hiking

    loved the trails here and stayed in dog-friendly cabins - several ticks were found on dog and people, but that's to be expected - the Forest is so expansive that we rarely encountered another person- beautiful and quiet

  • More than one year ago.
    Very Special

    Small trip with my dog over Thanksgiving. Joined family in a cabin in Shawnee National Forest. Warm welcome extended to us all. Had a very special time. Spectacular views. Add this to your bucket list.

  • More than one year ago.
    Gorgeous Place to Visit

    We love visiting Shawnee with our dogs. The trails are dog-friendly (keep your dog on leash and clean up after him so that we dog people can continue to be welcome here). The whole area is so beautiful and peaceful. It's so scenic, you'll forget that you're in Illinois (the land of one continuous paved strip mall). Shawnee is a wonderful place for a getaway with your canine pal. We can't wait for our next visit.

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