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Garden of the Gods

Karbers Ridge Rd, Karbers Ridge, IL 62955

Hiking & Trails

Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock Recreational Area; jewels in the crown of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest of Southern Illinois.

Explore the dramatic rock formations, cliffs and trails of the most visited site in the Shawnee National Forest. Millions of years in the making, the Garden of the Gods provides spectacular views unlike anywhere in the Midwest. See Camel Rock, Anvil Rock, Devil's Smoke Stack and other magnificent rock formations in this hiker’s and photographer’s wonderland.

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