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17 days ago

I finally saw the waterfall! It was amazing and so cool, the water was really flowing that day and it was also freezing so there was ice and icicles everywhere. Definitely check it out, and if there is no fall, don't give up on it, keep going back to check on it because it is worth it.

Jackson Falls is better in my opinion. Burden is really easy to get to, with parking literally 10 feet away.

hiking
2 months ago

My favorite waterfall in southern Illinois! During the spring it's usually always going and the smaller falls at the top are popular for kids to play in.

hiking
6 months ago

Don't pass this up, especially after a rainfall! When the water is running, the views can be sensational.

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6 months ago

I don't think this trail is a loop. From trailhead we went left on the only trail we saw. Top of falls are close to trailhead. Hiked along the top of bluff and then lost the trail so we made our way down into the gorge, followed the stream for a while hoping to find the trail but never did. Followed it back up river to base of falls, then backtracked and hiked back out on top of bluff. Beautiful area, saw some backpackers going out to camp and a couple of fire circles. Wouldn't recommend for children.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike but pretty dry. There is a lot of climbing on rocks and can be challenging at times. We lost the trail at the loop so we took the same part back.

A definite must see

Beautiful views just be careful rocks are slippery:

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful area. hike to bottom was fun for a group of guys but would be nervous with my little 1. short walk to fall.

Went after the garden of the gods observation trail. getting down to the bottom of falls was difficult, especially with young kids. pretty view though

hiking
10 months ago

Waterfall is OK, the drainage below the falls is a nice scenic area. Be sure and do Jackson falls when in the area.

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on Burden Falls

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