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Old 06-01-09, 11:41 AM
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Wow that tunnel is really dark...

The wife and I spent a few hours at the Tunnel Hill trail in IL this past weekend. I have to admit, it is really an amazing place, we already have plans to go back at some point this summer and fall.



A picture of my wife heading into the tunnel.



And one of the two of us on one of the bridges. Really a beautiful view here and along the rest of the trail.

And a link to the rest of the set from the trip. Unfortunately my batteries died on the camera at the tunnel.
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Where is it located?
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It is in southern IL. I believe it runs from Harrisburg to Karnak. We rode from Vienna to tunnel hill, which is about 10 miles each way.
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Darn, you should given me the heads up. I live about 20 minutes from the Vienna Trail Head.

Saturday I was looking for a ride and ended up just cruising the county by myself. If you or anyone else goes to the THT again, give me a shout and I will be there.

Glad you had a great time.

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Originally Posted by davin1023

And one of the two of us on one of the bridges. Really a beautiful view here and along the rest of the trail.
An FYI, that dry waterfall that you see behind you guys from that trestle was not there a year ago. It was created in one day when we had torrential rains that made the lake overflow along with massive (never before) run off. A couple of days after, I was riding the trail and looked to my left and could not believe my eyes. There was about 2 foot of water running over the lip and crashing below. STUNNING!
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Originally Posted by jboyd
Darn, you should given me the heads up. I live about 20 minutes from the Vienna Trail Head.
We kind of went at the spur of the moment on Friday. We had planned to go Memorial day weekend, but it got hectic and we couldn't go. Instead I took a last minute vacation day and we went on Friday.

And i can only imagine what the falls looks like with water on it, considering it was extremely beautiful even dry.
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It looks like the tunnel from Dirty Harry where Harry (Clint) got jumped by the thugs. lol
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We kind of went at the spur of the moment on Friday. We had planned to go Memorial day weekend, but it got hectic and we couldn't go. Instead I took a last minute vacation day and we went on Friday.
Give me a shout anytime. Everyday is Saturday for me. I work from home, so am able to take off with minutes notice. I can be ready to go the moon in thirty minutes
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That's a cool looking tunnel!

The best one around here is closed until further notice. The Snoqualmie Pass Tunnel is 4km long, but falling debris is causing a hazard so the Parks Department had to close all 5 tunnels on the John Wayne Pioneer Trail until repairs can be completed.
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