Wow, we love this area and want to visit every season :) Its wildlife, waterfalls, caves, and trails have an adventure for every age! Starved Rock State Park is located 2 hours outside of Chicago and is the perfect place to get out and hike. The beautiful waterfalls and cave-like structures are just stunning.
Lover's Leap Overlook:Lover's Leap Overlook Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Saint Louis Canyon Trail:
Saint Louis Canyon Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Utica, Illinois that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking
Starved Rock and Sandstone Point Overlook Trail:
Starved Rock and Sandstone Point Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate.
Some of these hikes can be cut short from different parking lots. Be sure and check-in when you get there and they will give you all the tips to make some trails and vista sites easier to see.
Be sure and message us if you need more tips on this area. HAPPY TRAVELS!