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#26 of 129 state parks in Illinois

Best trails in Apple River Canyon State Park

64 Reviews
Looking for a great trail in Apple River Canyon State Park, Illinois? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, trail running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Apple River Canyon State Park ranging from 0.8 to 1.4 miles and from 790 to 921 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Apple River Canyon State Park is close to the Wisconsin border. The wonderful limestone bluffs set this park apart. The park was once a part of the sea bottom.

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Map of trails in Apple River Canyon State Park
Park information
Acreage:
297 acres
Contact
815-745-3302
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Top trails (5)
#1 - River Route Nature Trail
Apple River Canyon State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
A great place to camp, hike and fish, surrounded by some of the most dramatic terrain in Illinois. A series of trails in the Apple River Canyon State Park, including the river itself which is shallowShow more
#2 - Tower Rock Nature Trail
Apple River Canyon State Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 42 m
The trail takes you through some of areas most scenic timber overlooking the Apple River. Caution is advised as you will be hiking along cliff edges with several outcroppings. At trails end is Tower RShow more
#3 - Primrose Nature Trail
Apple River Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 23 m
Primrose Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Apple River, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options anShow more
#4 - Pine Ridge Nature Trail
Apple River Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 24 m
Pine Ridge Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Apple River, Illinois that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#5 - Sunset Nature Trail
Apple River Canyon State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 14 m
Sunset Nature Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stockton, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and Show more