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October 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The River-to-River Trail Society will once again offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest. All hikes are free and open to the public, and typically average about four hours in length. Although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for people in good health who have done some hiking in the past. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are strongly recommended. All hikers should bring their own water and a snack. No dogs, please.
Heron Pond Nature Preserve (Johnson County). This will be a wildlife hike and is free and open to the public. It will be a loop hike of moderate difficulty, approximately 7 miles in length, and 5 hours of hiking time. The hike leader will be Shawn Gossman who can be reached at (618) 694-7034 for more information. Hikers should meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Todd Fink Heron Pond Trailhead parking area. GPS 37.357358, – 88.913157