garden of the gods

Garden of the Gods
Observation Trail

Herod, IL 62947

Explore one of the most inspiring views of the Midwest. Spanning more than 3,300 acres of forest throughout Southern Illinois, Garden of the Gods features magnificent bluffs that drop more than 100 feet and breathtaking views of the Shawnee National Forest. Adding to the scenic beauty, it is home to a variety of plant and animal life. Warning to trail-goers: rocks along the trail can be slippery and dangerous when wet.

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