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We biked 50 miles of the Tunnel Hill trail over two days. We were there during a heatwave with temps in the mid-90's. Despite this, the trail was bearable as it is very shady most of the way. We biked from Vienna to several miles...More
In my opinion the best part of the trail is from belknap to a few miles north of the tunnel—-so about the southern 25 miles.
Love the rock cliffs, ferns, water dripping off the cliffs, trestles and 2 tunnels. The river to river hiking trail...More
Tunnel Hill Trail is a well maintained 44 mile long trail that we've ridden numerous times. We've ridden everything from Carrier Mills south to the end of the trail...but the southern end of the trail is the most scenic - and also the best maintained...More
This was my first time discovering this trail and so just did a quick hike and survey of this park entrance. Lovely park with multiple covered picnic areas, multiple playgrounds, even a self-service bike repair station with air pump! This trail is 45 miles long...More
A beautiful crushed stone trail in Southern Illinois. The 543 foot long tunnel is a nice experience but bring a flashlight. Water and privy toilets are on the trail with picnic tables at the small towns along the trail. Many bridges that span creeks along...More
A well maintained crushed gravel trail with a lot of tree cover. Do recommend you have an LED light of some kind while going through the tunnel.
Recommend you bring along snacks and/or lunch as there are virtually no towns to stop to eat at...More
A great rail trail ride. 23 Trestle bridges which cross over rivers and creeks.Go into the darkness in a cool 543 feet tunnel. There is lots to see along the 55 mile trail. Trail consists of crushed limestone and sections of concrete.
we got to the Vienna trailhead early. There's a nice info station with water fountains and bathrooms. Plus a knowledgeable young man at the desk. There is ample parking, and it's busy so its safe to leave your vehicle there. There is a bike tools...More
Yes, at Sandburn Junction. Call proprietor Brian Aldrich at 618-771-2825. Besides operating a greenhouse right on the trail, they also offer bicycle rentals and shuttles, snacks, ice cream and cold drinks, plus fishing bait... More
Yes, at Sandburn Junction. Call proprietor Brian Aldrich at 618-771-2825. Besides operating a greenhouse right on the trail, they also offer bicycle rentals and shuttles, snacks, ice cream and cold drinks, plus fishing bait, bike repair parts and some repairs, and primitive camping.