East Trigg Trailhead (001): Jackson Falls Horse Trails (049)
Shawnee National Forest
Simpson, IL 62985
Year-round, conditions permitting.
Natural terrain. Expect mud, rocks. Several creek crossings that may be too deep depending on weather.
Designated horse trailer parking.
From the East Trigg Trailhead, there is access to the River to River Trail (001), Cove Hollow (001T), and Jackson Falls (049). The River to River trail can be followed an additional several miles to the East to add Ruby Junction (032), Maxwell Ford and Sand Cave (030).
*Please be aware that the Jackson Falls Trailhead is pedestrian only, no horses allowed. The USFS map does not show the East Trigg Trailhead with designated horse trailer parking. The East Trigg Trailhead would be at the far east side of the map at the start of the 001 River to River Trail
If you plan to explore beyond the 001T and 049 Jackson Falls Trails, we highly recommend you purchase the detailed Friends of the Shawnee National Forest Equestrian and Trail Map - West Side. Bonus, proceeds from the sale of the map go to a not-for profit that helps to protect the Shawnee Forest and establish further recreation opportunities!
The online River to River Society's free online trail guide and their downloadable GPS map app is another great resource for navigating the Shawnee.