This is a wonderful scenic 2 day backroad ride mostly in the shawnee Forest of Southern, Illinois. You will ride all the way across the state from the Ohio river to the Mississippi. It starts at Cave In Rock state park campground in Cave In Rock Illinois on the Ohio river where you actually ride a free ferry across the river into Kentucky and head East and North and back across an old bridge into a very old town where the bank still stands that financed a then unknown town---I think the name was.....................hhmmmm......well...what was that town???.....oh..hmmmm... oh yeah--Chicago--or something like that. At lot of it is unpaved but it is all on legal roads. Besides the ferry ride you will go by many beautiful places, ride on some river levees, view some beautiful bluffs,eat some good food,ride right thru a creek where you better watch yourself or you'll go right off the waterfall on the slippery rock. There are waypoints for camping, gas and such. You will end up at the really neat small river town of Grand Tower and view a magnificent suspended gas line across the Mississippi river. This ride cannot be done on a street bike---you are an animal if you want to try it on one---although some of it could. A big GS if fine---I liked my KLR on it !!! If you don't like hills, curves and gravel better stay home. The levee riding is my personal favorite. There is no mud on any of it except one place---there is a waypoint on the file called "4-way"------don't go down that little rocky creek of a road unless you want some mud and creek crossings--some a little deep. I've done it on my 1150 and my 950 and had a hoot---less experienced riders might really have some trouble---just follow the route and not the track log at that point. The ride is chronicled on my website at http://www.bigdogadventures.com/ShawneeDualsport.htm check it out---and you'll see the muddy section--some guys went down in there. The first day we rode from sun up till sun down and couldn't quite get it all in and had to skip some of it. I think I ended up skipping some of it the 2nd day too--get an early start---or take 3 or 4 days to do it--what the heck !!! Disclaimer: you never know what the stupid forest service and government will do---don't go where it is posted not to. It was OK when I rode it.