Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail

MODERATE 81 reviews
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Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 380 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

A fun winter hike with frozen streams and waterfalls.

24 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a beautiful two-tiered Trail. Both Upper and Lower Dells and the Falls are beautiful. Go early and beat the crowds. Weekdays are best. About 4.4 miles if you hike all of it. It's a great morning workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Coolest place to visit! Loved it and so glad we didn't skip it after visiting the Starved Rock SP. Highly recommend it!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and the sandstone is spectacular

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really cute, family swimming hole with waterfall. Pretty crowded though

4 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

The Best!!!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is one of my top faves state parks in this part of Illinois!! Hands down there is so many amazing sight to experience here. All of my kids enjoy it. The terrain gives you a little bit of everything: hills, stairs, rocks, streams to walk through, cool views of sandstone, trees, old roots, and yeah just an amazing space. We like to hike one side , stop in the pavilion for lunch, then reload and hike the other side. You can't go wrong in this place and it will feel like you are in another state:)!!

hiking
5 months ago

Great to see the waterfall. You really have to work your butt off to get there but man, it is all worth it. Make sure you take a plunge into that water and slide down the rock under the waterfall!

5 months ago

5 months ago

beautiful waterfalls rules not strictly enforced

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great place to see in the fall. Make
sure you go into the canyons and walk around if you can.