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Forest Service Trail 747

Discussion in 'Shawnee National Forest' started by Shawn Gossman, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman SIHike.com Founder Staff Member SIHike.com Owner SIHike.com Moderator

    In Murphysboro, take 20th street south out of town to Hickory Ridge Road. Follow for several miles to a 4-way stop. Turn right and travel to Fairview Church. The parking area is on the right.

    Have any of you checked this trail out?

    From my understanding, it will require bushwhacking. This is because the trail was damaged in May of 2009 by an extreme Derecho that occurred. Years later, the damage was so significant that FS as well as volunteers found it too overwhelming to repair. I'm going to check it out in the fall when the snakes are down since it will require me to negotiate damaged areas and bushwhacking. This will be a GPS hike haha

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