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Piney Creek Ravine Ecology Hike

Forest and bluff scene with icicles.
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The hike will take place February 5, 2023 at 11:00am at Piney Creek Ravine State Natural Area (GPS: 37.89048701693183, -89.63795213173186) (Or, 10:15am to carpool from Murdale Shopping Center parking lot in Carbondale, GPS: 37.728937592750114, -89.24036837670377)


This event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.  No pets allowed.


Piney Creek Ravine is a designated Illinois Nature Preserve with unique natural communities and prehistoric rock art.  Hear about the ecology, plants, and animals found in the area as we walk the trail and take in the sights.


Kevin Rohling with Illinois Extension Forestry and Outings Leader for the Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club will lead this interpretive hike in this scenic and ecologically diverse site. The trail is around 3 miles in length and moderately rugged. Bring a water and snack if desired. More information about the site may be found on the IDNR website:


Contact Kevin Rohling if you have questions: or 618-695-3383 (office)


Notification of cancellations due to weather or other issues will be sent via email a day or two in advance.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact the program coordinator Kevin Rohling at . Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.