Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour is Illinois first entirely tree-based, eco-friendly zip line canopy tour, located on 83 wooded acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour is located at 635 Robinson Hill Road in Makanda Illinois. For more information, click here.

Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour consists of eight zip lines, the longest stretching more than 1,100 feet, which will zig-zag across the property’s bluffs and through the valley. The tour also includes 11 platforms high in the trees, three aerial suspension bridges, the longest stretching 180 feet, and three short ground hikes.

A canopy tour is an exciting way to experience the flora, fauna, geology and history of the outdoors by safely traversing an established route of ziplines and aerial bridges between platforms built in the trees, and they are just plain FUN! A canopy tour’s purposeful utilization of the natural terrain coupled with an intentional low environmental impact delivers an adrenaline-filled adventure and educational experience!

Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour offers two amazing options for guests to choose from. The first tour is the Chipmunk Canyon Run. The Chipmunk Canyon Run consists of 5 zip lines, 2 aerial bridges and 2 short hikes. Approximate tour time 2 hours. This tour starts at just $75 per person. The cost of the tour includes logo-free digital downloads of all of the pictures from your tour.

The second canopy tour is the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour. The Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour consists of 8 zip lines, 3 suspension bridges and 3 short hikes.  Approximate tour time 3 hours. This tour starts at just $90 per person. The cost of the tour includes logo-free digital downloads of all of the pictures from your tour.

No matter which tour you choose, the staff at Shawnee Bluffs will make sure you and your guest have the time of your life. You will enjoy the spectacular terrain of the area by soaring through the trees at speeds approaching 40 miles per hour and by traversing high suspension footbridges. Every aspect of the tour is constructed in an eco-friendly way to minimize the environmental impact.

If you love the outdoors, Shawnee Bluffs is surrounded by some of the most beautiful parks and hiking trails the Midwest has to offer. Nearby parks include, Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock State Park, the Rim Rock Trail, Jackson Falls. and so much more.