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Little Grand Canyon

346 Etherton Rd., Murphysboro, IL 62966

Hiking & Trails

Little Grand Canyon is a recreational area within the Shawnee National Forest.

A 3.6 mile loop trail constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. Offers spectacular views of the Big Muddy River, Turkey Bayou, and the Missouri bluffs across the Mississippi River.

What's happening nearby...

Big Muddy Monster Brewfest

Riverside Park •  Oct 05 @ 12noon

The Big Muddy Monster Brewfest at Riverside Park in Murphysboro, is a Craft beer lovers dream.

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