Live Eagle Cam! See a live view of an active Bald Eagle's nest at the visitor center. A pair of eagles has returned to a local nest, where they are currently spending several hours a day. A nature-lover's paradise, this 8,000-acre park is famous for the exceptional beauty of its fall colors and for its bald eagles during the winter. In addition to enjoying the spectacular view of the Illinois River and its backwaters from several points atop the bluffs, visitors can take advantage of a variety of year-round recreational opportunities, including horseback riding, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, and boating. Pere Marquette's Visitor Center, opened in October 1997, welcomes you with a three-dimensional map of the park and wealth of other displays and exhibits concerning the Illinois River, wildlife habitat, local history, and geology.

Great trail. The heavy woods were beautiful. I was hoping for more scenic vistas of the river valley but there were enough look outs to satisfy me. We will be going back again to see how it changes when the leaves drop.

Fun trail with rocks for the kids to climb. Lots of poison ivy just to the side of the beginning of the paved trail. Good viewing area at the top.

hiking
14 days ago

My wife and I took our kids up this trail. We were foolish enough to attempt it with a baby stroller! Many stairs and drop offs along the trail. Very difficult for any children unbalanced. Wife was surprised to see a rat snake laying in the trail in a more wooded area.

hiking
1 month ago