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Illinois Trails

St. Louis: Siloam Springs State Park

This 7.3-mile ramble along a serene stream, by old settler ruins, and thorough big woods illustrates why this pocket park is considered one of the most beautiful in Illinois.

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Trail Facts

  • Distance: 11.0

Waypoints

SSS001

Location: 39.8939437866211, -90.9299163818359

Begin on Deer Run Trail near park office; trail follows ridge then slightly descends; cross small stream

SSS002

Location: 39.8901023864746, -90.9151763916016

Veer R to reach park road; turn L @ 3-way when you do; pass old mineral springs

SSS003

Location: 39.8882179260254, -90.9152297973633

L @ 3-way at Hoot Owl trailhead; begin short ascent

SSS004

Location: 39.8874702453613, -90.9160614013672

Go L along park road; then turn L onto Red Oak Backpack Trail

SSS005

Location: 39.8866119384766, -90.9169769287109

Begin moderate incline into woods, then descend toward stream

SSS006

Location: 39.8742790222168, -90.9239883422852

Stone building ruins 100 ft. on R

SSS007

Location: 39.8730049133301, -90.9283905029297

4 campsites among pines on R; turn R @ T, continuing on Red Oak

SSS008

Location: 39.8772163391113, -90.9276885986328

Turn R; descend to Siloam Creek; turn L to continue

SSS009

Location: 39.8866767883301, -90.9186325073242

Red Oak Trail ends; continue on gravel road to park road; R on park road

SSS010

Location: 39.8885612487793, -90.9162521362305

Old Village trailhead; climb wooden steps

SSS011

Location: 39.8887367248535, -90.9260559082031

Turn R onto road; continue .4 mi. back to parking lot