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The Bost Cabin is located in the now ghost town Scanlin Spur along the Cache River State Natural Area in southern Illinois. While the cabin is still intact and can be visited by the public, most of the previous features of this settlement have...
Read about the 3 most common poisonous snakes found in the southern Illinois woodland and forest regions.
Check out 8 of the best Designated Wilderness Areas in Southern Illinois offering visitors hiking, backpacking, camping and wildlife viewing.
Hiking trip at the Trigg Tower, Jackson Falls and Bell Smith Springs area of the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.
Check out 10 of the best hiking and backpacking trails located in southern Illinois featured by the Southern Illinois Hiking Forum.
A free quick guide for folks in southern Illinois who wish to start hiking and backpacking as a form of fun, fitness and/or lifestyle.
An article about why southern Illinois hiking trails are a great form of fitness for people of all ages and all fitness levels.
Learn how to safely hike the countless amounts of trails in southern Illinois with this basic hiking and backpacking safety guide.
Southern Illinois is full of poison ivy, oak and sumac. Don't let it ruin your outdoor fun. Learn how to identify it before you go out in it.
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