Garden of the Gods Observation Trail

Highway 145 south 5 miles to Highway 34
Harrisburg, IL 62947

The Garden of the Gods Observation Trail is a ¼ mile long interpretive trail. It is made of natural flagstone and leads to areas near the bluffs, where there are outstanding views of the Shawnee Hills and the Garden of the Gods Wilderness. Visitors will find many interesting rock formations with names such as Camel Rock, Anvil Rock and Devil’s Smokestack. The Observation Trail has some short, steep grades and a few steps. However, as a whole, the trail is not tiring. Caution should be used because there are high cliffs in the area.
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