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Trail #001A is a long trail that loops back to the east and north of Garden of the Gods.


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Map Key

4.4

Miles

7.1

KM

Point to Point

800' 244 m

High

521' 159 m

Low

647' 197 m

Up

597' 182 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The trail signs are faded, written over by other hikers, and poorly marked.

Description

Trail #001A is a good scenic trail for those looking for longer hikes in the Garden of the Gods Wilderness. You can hike it to Trail #108E for outstanding rock formations and easy access to the main parking, or you can continue along until Trail #108J to loop back to either the backpackers lot or main parking. There is more of #001A past #108J, but there's not a lot out there to see. This scenic trail makes a great option for a variety of loops in the area.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ed Glass with improvements by David Deal

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Trail Rankings

#498

in Illinois

#43,991

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Looking out into the Garden of the Gods wilderness area.
Oct 10, 2016 near Rosiclare, IL
Crossing Little Eagle Creek.
Oct 10, 2016 near Rosiclare, IL
A blaze indicating where trail 010 and 001A meet up; the trails often do not conform with USGS quads in this area.
Oct 10, 2016 near Rosiclare, IL
Potential campsite for backpackers off FS Trail 001A.
Oct 10, 2016 near Rosiclare, IL
Cool rock formations
Mar 1, 2018 near Rosiclare, IL
Creek
Mar 8, 2018 near Rosiclare, IL

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May 20, 2022
Ryan L
Trail is often poorly marked and ruff from horse travel.
Mar 10, 2019
Kelly H
Aug 26, 2017
Allison Jackson
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