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Jeremy Olson
(Kayaker7775) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Any Hikers in IL? on 11/18/2009 16:15:17 MST Print View

I just moved to Illinois. I would like to find hiking partners for Midwest hikes and yearly big trips out West. If you want to hike let me know.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
Any Hikers in IL? on 11/18/2009 19:11:57 MST Print View

Good question. No, there are not.

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(Trooper) - F
Re: Any Hikers in IL? on 11/18/2009 20:01:45 MST Print View

I lived there for 27 years. Best hike I ever took was the one leaving the State!

Nathaniel Lynn
(bc74sj) - F

Locale: Midwest
In Indiana on 12/01/2009 17:35:54 MST Print View

Just getting back into the groove of things, I live in Southern Indiana and planning to hit any trail every weekend from now until Summer (going to Mexico to snorkel).

Phil Brown
(pbrown19)

Locale: Traverse City MI
Re: Any Hikers in IL? on 12/01/2009 20:16:14 MST Print View

I am living in IL during the school year. I haven't found anywhere to hike here though. I think there might be some decent trails in southern IL but that is so far from me that I would be more likely to just go out of state or go home. I looked into doing a 1-2 night trip at starved rock until I found out you can't camp in the park outside of the RV campground... fail.

Edited by pbrown19 on 12/01/2009 20:22:07 MST.

Michael Ray
(topshot) - MLife

Locale: Midwest
Re: Any Hikers in IL? on 01/26/2010 08:36:03 MST Print View

Another Hoosier here. As part of my BSA Wood Badge project, I identified this non-exhaustive list of potential places to backpack (within 8 hours of Terre Haute) but I haven't been to many yet to know how good they are:
Big River State Forest (IL)
Sand Ridge State Forest (IL)
Shawnee National Forest (IL)
Trail of Tears State Forest (IL)

Clark State Forest (IN)
Harrison-Crawford State Forest (IN)
Hoosier National Forest (IN)
Jackson-Washington State Forest (IN)
Knobstone Trail (IN)
Morgan - Monroe State Forest (IN)
O'Bannon Woods State Park & Harrison-Crawford State Forest (IN)

Cuivre River State Park (MO)
Ha Ha Tonka State Park (MO)
Hawn State Park (MO)
Lake of the Ozarks State Park (MO)
Mark Twain National Forest (MO)
Meramec State Park (MO)
Mingo National Wildlife Refuge (MO)
Roger Pryor Pioneer Backcountry (MO)
St. Francois State Park (MO)

Black River State Forest (WI)
Governor Dodge State Park (WI)
Kettle Moraine State Forest--Southern Unit (WI)