Bald Knob Wilderness

Established: 1990
Acres: 5,863 (10,593 combined w/Clear Springs)
Region: Illinois Ozarks
State: Illinois
Counties: Union
Manager: Shawnee National Forest (link)
Agency: U.S. National Forest Service

Adjacent to the Bald Knob Cross landmark this rugged and remote wilderness offers the Bald Knob trail loop and the linear Godwin Trail which connects into Clear Springs wilderness. Along Bald Knob trail during leaf-off season, there is an excellent view of Clear Creek Valley. Trail users will be exposed to the Ozark-like terrain of steep rocky slopes in excess of 80%.

Bald Knob Wilderness Trailhead
Bald Knob Wilderness Trailhead