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.

Very well defined paths. Accurate maps located in the visitors center. Few great views, probably more appreciated when the leaves fall but the tree canopy is nice on a warm day.

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1 month ago

Streep climb for the elderly or young ones. But definitely worth it for the view!

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1 month ago

Moderately used trail. Beautiful views. May tun into the occasional cobweb. Definitely worth visiting!

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1 month ago

Great hike and beautiful scenery. Mislabeled level, this is a moderate hike, not easy. First half is uphill on dirt trails. Well marked, but overlooks have fallen into disrepair. Would definitely recommend!

love this loop. some of the hills are a bit challenging but with a couple of breaks you can make it. take at least 2 liters of water,camel backs work great. stay on trail and use deet spray or ticks can be bad. enjoy

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4 months ago

Awesome view but a steep climb . I would rate this trail as moderate for sure.

Beautiful views. Not sure about the easy rating with the elevation climb, but I made it.

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Monday, October 09, 2017

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.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

pretty & easy

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on McAdams Peak Trail

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