Inspiration Point – Shawnee National Forest Loop

Union County, Wolf Lake IL 62998
Southernmost Illinois

From State Route 3, turn east onto Muddy Levee Road to LaRue Road heading north. Turn onto Pine Hills Road to make your way to the trailhead for Inspiration Point and one of the most breathtaking views along the Great River Road. Head back to LaRue Road and onto Scatters Road to Hutchins Creek Road headed north. Take Hutchins Creek Road to Macedonia Road, then head north on Jerusalem Hill Road into Pomona. Head south on Natural Bridge Road to Pomona Road. Take Pomona Road east to State Route 127. Take State Route 127 south for 10 miles, then turn west onto State Forest Road back to State Route 3. This 35 mile route takes you through a portion of Shawnee National Forest and past some of the most beautiful scenery along the Great River Road. Before beginning your journey, please note some of the roads in this loop are gravel.

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