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Address: Karbers Ridge Road, Golconda, IL
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This place is always a great place to hike and enjoy the scenery

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sullivan, Missouri
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Sullivan, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank LAAFood1
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Trish M
Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank BradandStacy41
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles 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).

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I've been coming to southern Illinois since I was born, and yet this is one place I hadn't been to until my husband and I spent a delightful anniversary weekend in the area. Stopped here based on the positive reviews and it did not disappoint. Initially when we began our hike on the upper flagstone trail, I wondered if we... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Note, this park is not in or near Golconda, but about a 30 minute drive away. We enjoyed our hike with our 9 year-old but you do need to keep an eye on kids while on the high portions of the trail. There are several spots where you can easily step over to the open rock bluffs overlooking steep drops... More 

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