A familiar sounding page, River to River-Illinois Facebook page Lots of great info. I’m a member, you don’t have to be one to read posts. My Facebook page River to River isn’t the same one. Better attended than my signpost page for this website.
A facebook page that has a lot of info. You do have to join to post. Midwest Adventures
The River to River Society facebook page. They do the trail maintenance and sell the 4th edition guidebook. Any big concerns, contact them. You do have to be a member to post.
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Shawnee Shawnee National Forest Website
http://shawneefriends.org/2014-hiking-and-equestrian-trail-map-request-forms/ Probably the best East half map available
http://tauspotting.com/river-to-river-trail/ Probably my favorite R2R through hike diary, done in June! (Ouch)
http://www.neckers.siu.edu/king/sitrails.htm Nature trails in Southern IL.
http://r2rtrek.blogspot.com/ Good info. for the part of the trail he covered.
These are what I have in my favorites list. If you have a link to a helpful blog, I’ll be happy to post it.
There are some posts about the River to River Trail on the Appalachian Trail website WhiteBlaze.com with some great general trail info. to boot. http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/forum.php
A map of interesting hikes in Southern IL and surrounding areas. A lot of interesting hikes in the Shawnee I haven’t heard of.