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Rim Rock Recreational Area

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Address: Karbers Ridge Road, Golconda, IL

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Our favorite hike in Shawnee!

We got to the Rim Rock trailhead around 10 AM on a beautiful Thursday morning. There were only two other cars in the lot at the time, and even by the end of our hike, we only saw... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the Rim Rock trailhead around 10 AM on a beautiful Thursday morning. There were only two other cars in the lot at the time, and even by the end of our hike, we only saw two or three other groups on the trail. We started out taking the far left trail, which was paved with stone; it... More 

Thank SeeJessTravel
Republic, MO
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very nice trail, we'll maintained and nice area. Highly recommended if you like hiking. Shawnee is a great place to get some hiking in and see nature!

Thank Bill M
Sullivan, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have been to Rim Rock Trails several times and its always a great place to go for a scenic hike. I need to get down there in the fall and see how beautiful it must be, as there are several maple trees down by the creek at the bottom of the rocks. The moss covered boulders at the bottom... More 

1 Thank jwjphoto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike with scenery and chanterelle mushrooms hunting. Ox a lot cave was beautiful. One of our top hikes in Shawnee National Forest

Thank LAAFood1
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We go to Rim Rock at least a couple times a year. We really enjoy the hiking and beautiful scenery. Our children ages 7, 15, and 17 love it too. I wouldn't recommend for strollers if you have little ones, or disabled persons because there are a lot of steps on certain parts of the paved trails. Take water and... More 

Thank Trish M
Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Seriously, if you want to see one of the most beautiful paths to hike, visit Rim Rock Rec Area. We don’t really want to tell you about it, because it’s not overly crowded with day hikers, the way a lot of places are. But, if you are someone that can enjoy the outdoors quietly, with respect and reverence, then please... More 

Thank BradandStacy41
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Rim Rock was an all-around great hike, I'm so glad we went. The woods were secluded and pretty, and when we got to the lower level we were blown away. The hiking itself can be as laid-back or intense as you'd like to make it, since Rim Rock eventually connects with Pounds Hollow (also very pretty).

1 Thank Nikki B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Rim Rock is only a few miles from the Garden of the Gods. The path starts out as a dirt path through the forest with a bluff along the left side. After a bit, you will spot on your left, moss-covered stone steps that look carved out of the rock that surrounds them. To get to the steps, keep heading... More 

Thank Jenny G
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

It took quite a bit longer for us to traverse the trails than they say in the brochures. My GPS app said that we walked a little over two miles for the full trek. The best route is to begin by taking the path that goes straight ahead through the top of the hill. At the far end you can... More 

Thank grzzz
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We came to visit Garden of the Gods, but stayed an extra day to visit this hidden gem. While staying in Golconda, the trip was only about 25 minutes. There were a few other visitors, but mostly were able to walk through the area by ourselves. Lovely destination.

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