Lover's Leap Overlook Trail

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Lover's Leap Overlook Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, IL that features a waterfall 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.

1.8 miles 271 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

West Hike is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near North Utica, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I'm a sucker for waterfalls, absolutely gorgeous, never would think such beauty is in IL. I go back every year, you just can't get enough of all the falls! Pet friendly too!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Lots of elevation changes on this trail. Lots of stairs in spots. Excellent views from various points along trail. Can see lots of wildlife as well.

hiking
7 months ago

This is steep at times getting down to the fall, slick from moss, nice swimming if there is water

hiking
7 months ago

Rare trail for Illinois. Nice overlooks and canyons. Recommend as a destination. Also Buffalo Rock and Matthiessen state parks are must to round out the trip.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
4 years ago

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hiking
4 years ago

Excellent trail, challenging but rewarding. A lot of elevation changes and beautiful rock formations. At first it seemed very crowded, but the crowds subsided as we entered the heart of the trial.

hiking
4 years ago

super fun

hiking
4 years ago

one of the most beautiful places in Illinois. the canyons and waterfalls are so amazing you will forget you are in Illinois. one of my favorite places to hike.

hiking
4 years ago

great place beautiful

hiking
4 years ago

I went early February and it was COLD. But that meant getting to see Wildcat Canyon's partially iced waterfall, which was pretty awesome. The hiking trails were moderate, if not easy. Some elevation changes but I'm out of shape and it wasn't difficult. The hardest terrain would probably be the man made stairs really. There's a handful of viewing spots along the river with a little story/history written down. Neat place to learn about a park and take kids out for a day's adventure. I'm looking forward to going again soon, especially now that I have this app.

hiking
4 years ago

This whole trail system will impress all year round. The trails will inspire the novice hiker and challenge the adventurous. There are many closed trails located to the East of the system, but I suggest you stay off them if you do not have the experience or the equipment to get out of a sticky situation (I say this from experience.)

hiking
4 years ago

Great

walking
4 years ago

best seen now when the falls are frozen

hiking
5 years ago

Always a favorite. Lookingn forward to another January hike to see the eagles. Great hike any season.

hiking
5 years ago

A great place to get a good workout and enjoy the view. There are several tall (for the state) cliffs and canyons to climb. You can see wild turkeys in the summer and bald eagles in the winter. If you go on the weekend it will be very crowded. The view from the end of Eagle Cliff is amazing.

hiking
5 years ago

hiking
5 years ago

Nice trail system. Better to go on the weekdays when its not so crowded. If you can catch it when the falls are running it better.