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Harrisburg, Illinois Map

nice easy trail.

A beautiful trail. Starts and ends easy, with a moderate section in the middle. IMO, it should be rated as moderate as to not mislead novice hikers. Great places to explore in the rocks and caves along the bottom of the cliffs. Great views from the top.

12 days ago

Love this short trail. After the crowds of people at Garden of the Gods only a short distance away, this felt like a welcome respite that may be overlooked by the people flocking to the main attraction one hill over. I actually enjoyed my hike here more because of the lack of people.

Very easy trail, perfect for families with small children, dogs and even the elderly will be able to enjoy the stunning views and Rock formations. A real gem in Southern Illinois


Lots of fun. Short hike, but you can make it longer by exploring in and out of the rocks and "cave like" areas. Great scenery at the top. It took us about an hour to hike in and out.

Awesome Scenery. Be prepared for company though. We went around 3pm on a beautiful day and obviously there were a ton of people up there.

Beautiful! Who knew Illinois had such amazing scenery.

2 months ago

Nice easy trail with some great views and cool rock formations

2 months ago

super easy hiking with beautiful rock formations

Short distance, but with so many rocks to climb on you could spend hours here. Great for kids, dogs are allowed on leashes, and ours loved it! Had a great time here!

LOVE this trail. It is my absolute favorite in Illinois! Any time a friend says they havn't been, I take them. It is a very short trail if you are going for distance. The whole fun of it is to explore and climb around on the big rocks. Gives you a nice little rush. I recomend going in the fall when the trees are going becasue it is by far the best view. Also, I like to go on a weekday becasue it does get pretty crowded on weekends.