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    Theresa Marie reviewed LaSalle Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie completed LaSalle Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie updated LaSalle Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie updated LaSalle Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie updated LaSalle Canyon

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie reviewed Saint Louis Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    This was our first time at Starved Rock and we were able to do a couple trails during our visit, this being one of them. St. Louis canyon is one of the few trails at Starved Rock accessible by it's own designated entry and parking area, as opposed to the majority of trails needing to be accessed from one of the park's far ends. It was me, my wife, our 10 year old and our two boxers. We were there in mid-June (2017), on a weekday, so it wasn't crowded at all. We only saw one other couple while we were there. The hike itself was pretty easy. There's a parking lot down at the trailhead, however the road going to it was closed, I'm guessing due to the asphalt being is such disrepair. We had to park at the top of a hill, outside the gate. Ironically, the most difficult part of the hike was having to walk down and up the asphalt roadway to the trailhead. The trail itself was easily maneuvered by my clan. There were some really nice canyon features, walls and rocks to climb in and on. And of course a beautiful waterfall that flowed into a shallow pool.

    Theresa Marie completed Saint Louis Canyon Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Theresa Marie reviewed Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail

    about 1 year ago

    We did some trails at Starved Rock and heard we had to check out Mathiessen as well. So glad we did! It was me, my wife, our 10 year old and our two boxers. We spent nearly all of our time on the interior canyon trail, which was technically closed, presumably due to a broken staircase leading down to the trail. Our risk definitely came with reward. We saw three different waterfalls along the trail and they were all gorgeous. We were there in mid-June (2017), on a weekday. We only encountered two other visitors while on the trail. I'm guessing. This was partly due to visiting during the week, but most likely because the trail was marked as "closed", and most people didn't attempt it. The water was not particularly high, so we didn't have to get our feet too wet. There was some mud to deal with, but nothing crazy. The hike was easily maneuvered by my crew, so I wouldn't consider it a difficult trail by any stretch.

    Theresa Marie completed Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail

    about 1 year ago