Starved Rock and Sandstone Point Overlook Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Starved Rock trail is a loop trail to the top of a rock outcropping overlooking the river valley and is known for its eagle viewing. The trail is paved and boardwalk with a lot of steps.
Absolutely amazing trail.
Love it here. Nothing beats relaxing in one of the canyons early in the morning before it gets crowded.
Only gripe is there seems To Be more and more lap dogs prancing around on trails lately!
Great hike! Just a shame that there wasn't much rainfall for the waterfalls. Winter will be a treat though!
Go early in the day. The waterfalls are worth every mile.
Best hiking in northern Illinois. Great views any time of year. Waterfalls are mostly wet weather and worth seeing. Well maintained and marked. French and St Louis Canyons are easy hikes with a big return. Starved Rock and Eagles nest offer spectacular views of the river and Eagles in the winter. Wildcat canyon offers a very tall waterfall and a lot of stairs! Lodge offers really really good food, their Gorgonzola Chicken nachos are my fave