Tunnel Hill Trail Connection

US-45 & E Walnut St Harrisburg

Southernmost Illinois
Written By Southernmost Illinois

Explore Shawnee Forest Country!

Enjoy dedicated hiking/biking paths using former rail lines.

Start in Harrisburg, ride north to Eldorado; then on to Eldorado trail and back to Harrisburg, for a great 20-mile ride.

From the trailhead on the north side of town, You can travel north or south. Heading north, it’s 8.2 miles to the endpoint in Eldorado. The trail crosses IL 13, spans a bridge over the Middle Fork of Saline River in Muddy, and continues alongside US 45.

At Eldorado you can continue on a 2-mile crosstown Bicycle and Walking Path, another rail-trail project.

This is a good addition of rails to trails. And Eldorado is a joyful find! Small town America. Great people. Another intersecting city rail-trail there that was absolutely beautiful! The area has a lot of mining and railroad history. .

2.5-mile long city-owned trail skirts the city's east side parallel to Route 45 and runs to the city's southeast limits, where it connects to Tunnel Hill State Trail at the intersection of Feazel Street (Pauper Crossing) and the highway.

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