National Wildlife Refuge System

CRAB ORCHARD
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

8588 Route 148
Marion, IL, 62959
Phone: 618-997-3344
E-mail: craborchard@fws.gov

GRASSY CREEK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.5 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Asphalt

Special Features

  • Wide, paved surface
  • Scenic views Devils Kitchen Lake
  • Borders Crab Orchard Natl Wilderness Area



HARMONY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.81 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 3.4
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Pine plantations, wetlands, hardwood forests
  • Photo blind overlooking wetland
  • Excellent views of birds, reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl



RIVER TO RIVER TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 3 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • 3 miles of 160-mile trail in Southern Illinois
  • Open seasonally to horseback riding
  • Scenic wilderness



ROCKY BLUFF TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.2 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Spectacular scenery
  • Waterfalls, sandstone cliffs
  • Some steep, rocky sections
  • Spring Wildflower Walk
    Saturdays in April
  • 60 wildflower species
    bluebells, Dutchman's breeches, celandine poppy

WILD TURKEY TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.7 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 5.4
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Native

Special Features

  • Young forest trail
  • Pine plantations to hardwood forests
  • Located along ridge tops - excellent for wildlife viewing



WOODLAND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.77 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.8
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Gravel

Special Features

  • Partially paved
  • 2 fishing piers
  • Perfect for morning bird walks



Last updated: October 28, 2010