Facebook   Twitter   Road Scholar Network   Pinterest   YouTube  
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.

Online Chat
Call (800) 454-5768

New extended hours!
Now open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. ET

Create an account                             Forgot your password?

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.


Hiking in Southern Illinois

Select a Date



and receive your



E-Photo Book:

Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:





Price Range

$500 - $700

Start Date

End Date

More Options

Road Scholar
Program #13085RJ

Enroll Here
Add to Your Wishlist
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Ann from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
Very enjoyable hiking and sightseeing in beautiful surroundings at Camp Ondessonk and around the varied terrain in Southern Illinois. Staff could not have been more accommodating. Hiking guides provided professional and entertaining narration during the hikes which were challenging but not overwhelming. A trip well worth attending. The food was excellent!

Daniel from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Hiking in Southern Illinois was a great experience. The leaders were excellent, and I had a wonderful experience.

Judith from Rockford, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
This program was delightful. The hiking was challenging, which is what I had hoped for, but yet not so strenuous that I could not keep up with the group. The staff at the camp and the other participants made the experience really great. And the food was awesome. I recommend this program for anyone interested in hiking through beautiful forests over difficult trails and viewing breathtaking sandstone formations and scenery.

Please enter your email:

Providers click here

Upload Your Photos and Videos
Add A Photo
Click on images to see larger view
"First day's hike at Camp Ondessonk" Uploaded By: Laura
"First day's hike at Camp Ondessonk" Uploaded By: Laura

"State Champion Cherry Bark Oak Tree - Heron Pond State Nature Preserve - Hiking in Southern Illinois, October 2014" Uploaded By: Greg
Add A Video

"Road Scholar Video: Hiking in Southern Illinois" Uploaded By: Road

Upload a picture

You can upload a jpg, jpeg, png, or gif file.
The maximum file size is 4 mb.

Upload a video

Select Video Host (Instruction)

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips


Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2016
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768