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wild flowers


trail running

nature trips

dogs on leash



mountain biking

road biking


cross country skiing


wheelchair friendly

horseback riding



dog friendly



scenic driving


no dogs

rock climbing

whitewater kayaking

fly fishing


trail locations for Illinois
5 hours ago

Good easy trail.

Beautiful hike but very busy on the weekends.

This was an extremely crowded trail. The views were spectacular. It only took us a half hour and we were in the area so it was worth doing. It was a paver and concrete trail.

This was an awesome hike. It was marked well. It is very remote to get to. When we got there it was well populated with people primitive camping, rock climbing, and horseback riding. It did not feel crowded when we were hiking. There seemed to be lots of available areas with established routes if you are looking to rock climb. Burden falls road is also called county route 8. Glen street falls road is only called street road on my phone map. If you download the AllTrails app for you phone it is very helpful to find the area and to stay on the trail.

Did some field work here as a graduate student. The first part is a steep nearly vertical climb but it's rolling hills once you're on top of the bluffs and among the prairies. You get a great view of the Mississippi flood plain and local farmland.

Absolutely gorgeous hike. However the trails aren't very well marked and easy to lose. We started on the blue trail and had to back track several times. Towards the end the blue trail requires you to cross the river on some rocks but there was nothing telling you that was the way to go and we ended up continuing onto the yellow trail and then the white trail which stops out of nowhere. We got a bit lost for several hours and went in a few big circles before we got back to the rocks in the river and went across which leads you to the huge stone stairs back to the parking lot. Wouldn't have been a big deal if it hadn't gotten dark before we found our way out. Definitely be prepared and bring a flashlight.

1 day ago

Don't expect a lot here! It's just a short out and back. And the "Stone Face" isnt all that spectacular. But want an adventure? Hang a left at the top of the climb. Stay left till you can cross the creek. Stay left along the bluff line. No real trail for this route but easy to hike and the views offer a great reward!

See my GlenO to Stone Face route for a nice hike.

I've overlooked this preserve for many years because I thought it was just a bike trail. Today I had a short break from work and decided to explore the trail around the wetlands. Got to see many different species of water birds so I was very happy with that! Definitely will be going back to explore more when I have more time.

Gorgeous. One of the prettiest sites in America. Rocks that people of all ages are climbing and for that matter, pets too! Trails for horses. Besides the main trail, there are lots of side trails with overlooks and complex rock formations.

The Cave-in-Rock is the main thing for the trail. The trails easy and allowed my dog some swim time while staring at the cave.

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

on Centenial Trail

4 days ago

4 days ago