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Shawnee National Forest

Near: MarionIL (Weather)
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5 Total
Mileage
200 Difficulty: More Difficult Trail
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Trail Description There are over 7000 acres of rideable trails in the beautiful Shawnee National Forest, through bluffs and unique rock formations, hard woods and pines, with gentle creeks to cross. Included in this trail system is the River to River. The trails are mostly single file dirt trails with rocky areas that wind through some of most beautiful scenery in the country. (Note: This description was copied from the Bay Creek Campground trail description....I couldn't do it better myself.)
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Campground There are at least 10 horse camps in the Shawnee National Forest. The full contact information can be found on page 67 in "The Trail Rider" magazine. Several also have postings on this website.
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This information was provided by gem on 11/29/2005 2:01:13 PM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
 Easy
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)

   

   

   

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