Rim Rock Recreational Area
Description: Rim Rock is located in between Pounds Hollow and Garden of the Gods on Karbers Ridge Road. Impressive bluffs which make up Pounds Escarpment and Ox Lot Cave, a large shelter bluff can be seen here. During the 1800''s, loggers used the cave to keep animals secure. A spring at the back of the cave provided an easy natural water source.
Trails: The area has two trails. Beaver Trail begins along the base of the bluffs and follows Pounds Hollow Creek and connects with Pounds Hollow Lake. The Rim Rock Trail makes a shorter loop along the top of the bluffs.
Directions: From Exit 54 at Interstate 57 and Illinois 13, drive 25 miles east on Illinois 13 to US 45 in Harrisburg. Turn right onto US 45 and drive 1 mile to Illinois 34. Turn left onto Illinois 34 and drive 16 miles to Karbers Ridge Road. Turn left onto Karbers Ridge Road and drive 8.5 miles to the entrance road on the left leading to the parking area and trailhead.
Video used courtesy Stephen E. Nelson.