Panther Den

  

Map of Panther Den

The United States Congress designated Panther Den as a wilderness area in 1990. It now has a total of 1195 acres, 1081 acres is National Forest System and other portion is the Crab Orchard Wilderness. The primary trail system is the River to River Trail. This trail is well marked and has several loops are in the system. Several other trails branch off the River to River Trail and support the main trail system.
 

At a Glance

Information Center: Surrounding Area
Devils Kitchen Lake, Little Grassy Lake and Giant City State Park.

Emergencies
The nearest hospital is Carbondale Memorial in Carbondale, IL. The nearest public phone is in Giant City State Park.

General Information

Directions:

From Carbondale 3 miles east to Spillway Rd. turn south go 11 miles to Wolf Creek Rd. turn south and go 7 miles to Mt Hebron Rd. turn west and go 2 miles to Wayside Lane turn north 2miles into the wilderness area.


Parking:

Small gravel parking area at the end of Panther Den Lane.


Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

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Safety Information:

Carrying a map, compass and plenty of water is recommended. Be aware of hunters during hunting season. Poisonous snakes and poison ivy are present in the area. The trail tread may become slick when wet.
 


Safety Information:

Carrying a map, compass and plenty of water is recommended. Be aware of hunters during hunting season. Poisonous snakes and poison ivy are present in the area. The trail tread may become slick when wet.
 


Directions:

From Carbondale 3 miles east to Spillway Rd. turn south go 11 miles to Wolf Creek Rd. turn south and go 7 miles to Mt Hebron Rd. turn west and go 2 miles to Wayside Lane turn north 2miles into the wilderness area.


Parking:

Small gravel parking area at the end of Panther Den Lane.


Directions:

From Carbondale 3 miles east to Spillway Rd. turn south go 11 miles to Wolf Creek Rd. turn south and go 7 miles to Mt Hebron Rd. turn west and go 2 miles to Wayside Lane turn north 2miles into the wilderness area


General Notes:

Travel Time: Depends on which loops are included All loops combined take 12 hours to complete.


Parking:

Small gravel parking area at the end of Panther Den Lane.


Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  Combination of trail loops can be 2 - 10 miles