Tunnel Hill State Trail


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Tunnel Hill State Trail


Location:Southern Illinois, between the communities of Harrisburg in Saline County and Karnak in Pulaski County.
Facilities:Day-use trail with drinking water, privy toilets, and parking at access areas.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling.
Special Features:Located in southern Illinois, the trail offers access and facilities in communities of Harrisburg, Carrier Mills, Stonefort, New Burnside, Tunnel Hill, Vienna, and Karnak. It passes over 21 trestles, through a 543-foot tunnel, and through the Shawnee National Forest (see entry in national forests section). Interpretive signs along the route point out abandoned coal mines, a sandstone quarry, and other sites of interest.
Address:Highway 146 E
PO Box 671
Vienna, IL 62995

Phone:618-658-2168
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/tunnel.htm
Size: 45-mile linear park.

See other parks in Illinois.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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* For those unable to hike or bike the Tunnel Hill State Trail, there will be van tours at various times on Friday, Oct.
4, at the Tunnel Hill State Trail in the Vienna City Park.
* Down in Johnson County at the Tunnel Hill State Trail, there will be free van rides for those unable to hike or bike.
* On Thursday, April 11, at three departure times, a van will be heading out on the Tunnel Hill State Trail to transport those unable to hike or bike the trail.
* Get out and enjoy the fall scenery by taking a free van tour on the Tunnel Hill State Trail, from Vienna to Tunnel Hill over high trestles for a great view of the surrounding forest.
26, will take place on the Tunnel Hill State Trail from Vienna to Tunnel Hill.
* For those unable to hike or bike the Tunnel Hill State Trail, a van tour will be provided on Friday, Oct.
Smaller informational signs have been installed where the trail crosses Tunnel Hill State Trail, Millstone Lake, Dutchman Lake, Karbers Ridge Road, Rocky Comfort Road, and Makanda.
* Take a van ride up the Tunnel Hill State Trail, from Vienna to Tunnel Hill, at a choice of times, on Oct.
Finally, smaller informational signs have been installed where the trail crosses Tunnel Hill State Trail, Millstone Lake, Dutchman Lake, Karbers Ridge Road, Rocky Comfort Road, and Makanda.
HARRISBURG -- Those traveling along the Harrisburg segment of the Tunnel Hill State Trail bike path may notice three new heavy-duty benches installed along the path.