Tunnel Hill State Trail

For a wonderful way to see the beauty of Southern Illinois, embark on a trip along the Tunnel Hill State Trail.

This trail, perfect for biking or hiking, covers 45 picturesque miles. Visitors will pass 23 trestle bridges, one of which is 450 feet long, a ghost town, a park, and the 543-foot tunnel that the trail was named for. The trail starts at the Barkhausen Wetlands Center then passes through the beautiful town of Karnak. After leaving Karnak, visitors will pass by the eerie ghost town of Forman. Several miles beyond that is Vienna Station, a wonderful stopping point where visitors will find a park, a perfect rest stop. The next town on the trail is the mid point and trail's namesake, Tunnel Hill. After passing through Tunnel Hill, the remaining 25 miles are all downhill at a mild two-percent grade. The next point of interest along the trail is the Shawnee National Forest. This portion of the trail is especially beautiful, covering passers through with a tree canopy and surrounding them with the sounds of nature. The next town along the trail is Burnside, named for Civil War General Ambrose Burnside. Four miles beyond Burnside, visitors will come to Stonefort, which is home to a restored train depot. From there the trail passes through Carrier Mills and ends at the trailhead in Harrisburg.

As you travel along the Tunnel Hill State Trail, let the Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association help you find your perfect lodging option.

The following is a list of Bed and Breakfast Inns that meet your search criteria.

Blue Sky Vineyard Blue Sky Vineyard
3150 S. Rocky Comfort Road
Makanda, IL 62958
Kite Hill Vineyards B&B Kite Hill Vineyards B&B
83 Kite Hill Road
Carbondale, IL 62903
The Stablehouse The Stablehouse
1642 Milligan Hill Road
Alto Pass, IL 62905
618/893-1425 or 213/712-3274 cel
Von Jakob Vineyard Von Jakob Vineyard
1309 Sadler Rd
Pomona, IL 62975
Country Schemes B&B Country Schemes B&B
3220 Old Metropolis Rd.
Vienna, IL 62995
Twin Bluffs Bed & Breakfast Twin Bluffs Bed & Breakfast
4425 Lick Creek Rd.
Buncombe, IL 62912