Live Eagle Cam! See a live view of an active Bald Eagle's nest at the visitor center. A pair of eagles has returned to a local nest, where they are currently spending several hours a day. A nature-lover's paradise, this 8,000-acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. Pere Marquette's Visitor Center, opened in October 1997, welcomes you with a three-dimensional map of the park and wealth of other displays and exhibits concerning the Illinois River, wildlife habitat, local history, and geology.

Great place to hike - weekends are usually pretty crowded - so if you want to get away from the crowds at this park, do the longer trails (Hickory North and Fern Hollow). Goat Cliff trail has the best overlooks, (3), in my opinion.

Great area with many trails. Will def. return to see the Bald Eagles

amazing goat trail oh my great

Great view at the end of October.

Beautiful hike but very busy on the weekends.

Love this hike. So many miles of trail and great overviews.

Awesome overlook at the top

Good hike with nice views on the Western side. Took the family, 6 year old made it without too much trouble.

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4 months ago

I have hiked all of the various trails through the years. Visit greatriverroad.com/pere/hikeCover.htm to see a list of trails and difficulty. Recently we hiked hickory north, fern hollow, for a 4 mile

nice lots of different trails.. up hill and.down. very pretty outlooks

Great place with Plenty to do all along highway 100. A must see..

I absolutely love this trail! I try to hit up the old bakery brew company on the way home or fast eddies after to refuel after a long hike with friends!

This was awesome!! I can't wait to go back!!

hiked goat cliff, hickory, hickory north, fern hollow, and hickory south. awesome trail and in the area. I normally hike walker island but this will be adding this once a month. bring plenty of water and snacks.

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked Goat Cliff, Hickory, Hickory South. Great hike. Dry trails. Well marked. Bit overgrown in places but easy to follow.

Hiked in June, loved it! Beautiful scenery, well kept trails, geological formations a-plenty! Highly recommend for hiking and bird watching! We hiked all but one trail and found them easy to difficult. There are so many options there, however, anyone at any level could enjoy this park. Very nice!