Biking Attractions Near Willowbrook Cabins

Shawnee Forest Biking

Exploring Southern Illinois by bike is a relaxing way to take in the beauty of the Shawnee National Forest. There are several trails set aside for bikes.

Tunnel Hill Trail - The 44.9 mile trail can be broken into a minimum of eight segments listed below. There are additional trail heads where day trips can be started and stopped. The northern most end of the trail is in Harrisburg. The southern trailhead is at Karnak, Illinois.
Tunnel Hill Bike Trail
Tunnel Hill Bike Trail
Photo by Daniel Schwen
Physically fit bikers can travel the entire length in a day Most day riders travel the segment between Tunnel Hill and Vienna. While it is perhaps the most scenic section with the most bridges, limiting yourself to this popular segment would result in a diminished experience. Each segment has something unique to offer the visitor.

This company will even rent bikes, and has a drop off and pick up service.  You’re So Vane Gift Shop and Bicycle Rental.

Lake Glendale - Excellent single track through hardwoods with numerous hills, jumps, and stream crossings. Large bluff with trail above and below. There are a couple of loops that can be ridden here.

Southern Illinois Mountain Biking - Listing of the major biking trails in Southern Illinois.

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