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Nestled within the Shawnee National Forest is the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. Formed about 320-million years ago, observe toadstool-shaped rocks, spires, a sandstone staircase, caves, streams and delicate waterfalls. Take the short 1/4-mile Observation Trail and learn about the geological history through interpretive signage, or delve deeper along 17-miles of trails that reveal extraordinary views of massive cliffs, forested valleys, and fields of giant boulders call to be scrambled over. Take caution near high cliffs.
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