Bell Smith Springs

Bell Smith Springs Rd Ozark

Southernmost Illinois
Written By Southernmost Illinois

Explore Shawnee Forest Country!

Moderate to Difficult hiking - But, oh so worth it!

The trail system consists of eight miles of interconnected trails featuring strange and wonderful rock formations, such as Devil’s Backbone, Boulder Falls and a natural rock bridge. Hiking this system of trails is a favorite activity because of the rock features, scenic overlooks, hidden springs and lush flora and fauna.

Worth a visit in every season

Use Caution

This is a Natural Environment, your safety is up to you. Use cautious when crossing creeks. Due to the remoteness of the canyon precautions should be taken: Carry water, food, first-aid kit, etc. Cell phones do not reach out of the canyon. Poison ivy & venomous snakes are present.

Shawnee Forest - Eastern Loop Tour

Bell Smith Springs

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