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Family bike trip

We biked 50 miles of the Tunnel Hill trail over two days. We were there during a heatwave with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary F
awesome scenic bike trail

The views are wonderful! Several tunnels and bridges on the scenic bicycle trip from Tunnel Hill IL... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2019
Eldorado, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

The views are wonderful! Several tunnels and bridges on the scenic bicycle trip from Tunnel Hill IL to Vienna IL.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank steveshults
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank trailgirl444
Reviewed June 16, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a great place for a getaway. Bring your bike and enjoy an unbelievable ride or walk on the trail which used to be a rail line. Fastest 100 mile course in the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richard d
Reviewed October 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ILBoomerTraveller
Reviewed September 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Carla V
Reviewed July 31, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Joseph Grey S
Reviewed July 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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February 17, 2019|
Response from Miller J |
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
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Response from ILBoomerTraveller | Reviewed this property |
A few nice hotels in Marion, IL and we just drove to the trail heads and rode from there. Nothing around in the center of the trail.
September 29, 2018|
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Response from BarryS734 | Reviewed this property |
Exit off of interstate 24 at the Tunnel Hill exit. Head east until you see the Tunnel Hill Trail parking lot. Start there right by the Tunnel and ride to Karnak and back.