Trail starts at Battery Rock on the Ohio River and ends at Devi's Backbone on the Mississippi River. Great way to experience the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.
Passes through Plains, Bluffs, Bayous, and upland Forest. Beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife. Terrain is between easy to difficult.
There are many points of access along the trail (see map). The Ohio River trailhead is located at Battery Rock: from Highway 1 turn east on Lambs Rd. Approx- imately 1 mile past the point when the road pavement changes to gravel there is a small trailhead parking lot. The Mississippi River trailhead
Shawnee National Forest Supervisors Office
50 HWY 145 South Harrisburg, IL 62946 (800) 699-6637
River to River Trail Society 1142 Winkleman Rd. Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 252-6789