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Easy walk, great scenery, quiet.

Great area to stretch your legs a little bit.

19 days ago

We did a hike here. Trails are confusin to follow. This was fine though because they all seem to loop back. I think this would be more fun on a bike. I am from Seattle and normally hike in the mountians, so may have had too high expectations. there just wasn't much to see and mosquitoes were really bad by the water.

mountain biking
26 days ago

I live in Michigan City and there's no good mountain biking trails there, but this is well worth the 25 minute drive. The Outback trail is pretty cool, with lots of forks in the road with one being the easier path and one being the harder path.

The waterfall here was beautiful and it was neat watching a yoga class finish a little Sunday morning meditation

The waterfall here was amazing and it was neat seeing a yoga class wrapping up a little Sunday morning meditation

mountain biking
1 month ago

A pretty decent trail system given the area. The Dark side loop can be difficult to navigate because it's not always clear which way to go, but if you don't mind exploring a little it pays off. It offers a nice challenge and will push the limits for newer riders. If you ride all the loops it's just under 7 miles. The newly redesigned roller coaster hill is a blast! Ride safe, guys!

Beautiful and primitive; a great place to go for escape and mind clearing!

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail for running. Very challenging. Yes...I can understand how it may be hard to figure out and somewhat confusing but just stay on the trail and it will take you from beginning to end.
MOST forks are labeled “More Difficult” or “Most Difficult”. The latter is an off-trail “loop” that will eventually drop you back off on the main trail.
If you run/hike/ride all the trail and loops you’re looking at a solid 7+ Miles. And that’s just on the Dark Side...more presently known as the Outback Loop now.
Again. Very challenging for any activity.

Just okay, nothing special.

I loved this hike! Beautiful, interesting woods along a swamp with lots of wildflowers and hills A few steep, sandy dune climbs, but altogether not too bad. Wonderful stop at the Lake Michigan beach about half way through the hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this trail this morning with my pup. We passed other groups every 5-10 minutes. The hike was scenic and not too strenuous minus the stairs going back up to the trailhead/parking lot. Sad to say that water was not flowing in Lasalle Canyon, but it was still beautiful scenery.

2 months ago

LaSalle Canyon is one of the canyons at Starved Rock that consistently has a waterfall, as water movement can vary largely. I do recommend arriving early to avoid too much of a crowd, especially on the weekends. It is a very popular Canyon at the park. The bridge to Tonty Canyon has been out recently, so access on the return trail is difficult unless you are willing to venture below the bridge.

good trail. well maintained. if you come from the visitors center there are a ton of stairs. slightly less if you park at the lodge.

2 months ago

I love this trail for biking, jogging and walking the dog. Very clean with both wooded and open areas. At one of the clearings, there are restrooms, a covered area with a picnic table, and a water fountain. Also, this area has a bridge that leads to a small playground. So far, one of my favorite paved trails in the area.

Bring bug spray! What a cool hike. Several different ecosystems, a pretty tough sandy incline, lots of wildlife, and plenty of isolated beach. My first hike in Indiana and I can’t wait to go back!

This is a nice trail out to the beach through woods and the bog. Insect repellant is prob a must...I mean it is a bog after all. I didn't have a problem with bugs with repellant on. The first mile or so is shaded with packed sand, providing a stable walking surface, and also a raised boardwalk through the bog. As you make your way toward the beach, the hills get steeper and the sand gets increasingly loose, making it a challenging hike. The views are well worth the dune hike, and I'd prefer to hike here to this beach over going to the crowded beach anyday. Great trail.

This is one of my favorite trails in the area! If you go in the summer time, you can eat some of the blackberries!

Awesome! The waterfall was gorgeous. 7 and 10 year old completed it w/ some but not too much effort. Bugs. Worth it ❤️

hiking
3 months ago

The canyon is beautiful. Unfortunately the Tonti Bridge was closed when we went on our hike, so we had to go back the same route we came instead of making the loop as intended. We went at about 8:00am on a Saturday morning and only saw 4 other people on the trail. Very peaceful and fairly easy, just a few places that you should watch your footing in the canyon.

Hike here about 3 times a week and In my opinion this is the best place to go hiking in northern indiana. Theres alot more out there than what this app shows you just have to be a little adventurous.

4 months ago

My favorite of the Starved Rock trails

walking
4 months ago

Great trail! Very clean.

Easy but decent number of stairs. Beautiful waterfall

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect trail end with an excellent view of Lake Michigan. Bring your lunch, there is a nice shaded spot!

hiking
5 months ago

Short trek to reach the beach. Nice mix of woods and the sandy dunes.

5 months ago

Lots of beautiful foliage, flowers and plants blooming right now and the greenery is heavenly right now! We were lucky enough to experience a light shower with thunder rolling and the Canopy of trees was already thick enough to buffer the raindrops. I just wish the trail was a bit cleaner in spots, there’s lots of garbage that needs to be picked up near the river.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful!!! Worth the 7 hour drive.

hiking
5 months ago

Ticks are out and about. Be careful. Ended up with one yesterday.

Nice trail and close to Chicago.

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