Canyons, streams, prairie and forest combine to delight visitors at Matthiessen State Park. Located in central LaSalle County, approximately four miles south of Utica and three miles east of Oglesby, Matthiessen is a paradise for those interested in geology as well as recreation. Visitors can expect to see beautiful rock formations in addition to unusual and abundant vegetation and wildlife. All of this, along with park and picnic facilities, make Matthiessen State Park a popular choice for a special outing.

Very easy to get lost. Signs aren't very well posted. And lots stinging nettle everywhere!! If going to do make sure you where long pants and long sleeves!!! I didn't and I was in pain! I think if I had know in advance and covered with clothes all over I would have liked it more.

So much to see

Good hike. Great waterfalls. Tough hills

Good hike. Great waterfalls. Tough hills

Good hike. Great waterfalls. Tough hills

Good hike. Great waterfalls. Tough hills

Beautiful canyons and waterfalls. Worth the stairs!

Difficult in spots with so many steps! But it's pretty awesome!

love coming back home and hiking here

The trail was not bad, the kids love it. Enjoyed the scenery & amazing canyon. Lovely creation! People who comes here should keep it clean from their trash...