Southern Illinois’ Premier Guiding Service
Explore the Shawnee National Forest and surrounding area with professional guides! We offer year-round trips to many of Southern Illinois’ fascinating and exciting areas. Let our experienced and friendly guides unlock the secrets to a true Southern Illinois adventure. We have classes and trips for all fitness and skill levels! Complete gear and gourmet meals are provided.
Why visit Southern Illinois?
Filled with sandstone canyons, cliffs, boulders, waterfalls, spring-fed rivers, numerous lakes Southern Illinois is one of the best kept secrets in the mid-west. Explore the 280 thousand acre Shawnee National Forest, Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge, Cache River Wetlands, and numerous State Parks that adorn the region. Stay in the numerous hotels, cozy Bed & Breakfasts, or rent a rustic cabin! Combine your outdoor adventure with a trip to one of the regions numerous wineries. Quench your thirst for adventure everyday with your choice of Backpacking the 160 mile River to River Trail, Backpacking through scenic areas of the Shawnee, short hikes, full-day hikes, Rock-Climbing, paddling, weekend combo adventures, specialty courses or design your own custom trip!
Learn to rock climb at beautiful Ferne Clyffe State Park.