Big Rocky Hollow Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Goreville, Illinois that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

An easy hike nearly wheel chair accessible. The trail leads to a 100-foot tall intermittent waterfall. The trail is lined with huge boulders, meandering stream, and progressively narrowing canyon becoming more scenic as you progress towards the waterfall.

hiking
23 days ago

Water fall rocks were near but waterfall was a trickle. Good easy hike though through some neat rock structures.

hiking
1 month ago

Super easy hike to Ferne Clyffe waterfall. Stroller friendly and seating area at end.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike to a beautiful waterfall, fairly easy to climb up and around the waterfall also

hiking
4 months ago

Main trail stroller approved

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

5 months ago

Beautiful and easy hike.

hiking
6 months ago

part of the waterfall trail, hawks cave trail and rebman trail. some markings hard to find but beautiful waterfalls and rock formations.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty, easy hike on flat surfaces and some boardwalks to the end of a box canyon. There is an intermittent waterfall there but when we were there, it was dry but still very pretty. More of a walk in the woods than a hike.

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over grown
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

beautiful scenery, wish I was here after a good rain to see the waterfall

hiking
Sun Jun 02 2019

Easy, well marked, great views!!

hiking
Sun Jun 02 2019

beautiful view of waterfall easy trail

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

I would recommend this trail for anyone with dogs or kids. Even with all of the rain, the waterfall at the end is more of a trickle. Overall, easy and flat trail.

hiking
Fri Apr 26 2019

Pretty waterfall but the water was low today.

hiking
Fri Apr 26 2019

Special scenic area for all the family, hard gravel path, generally wheel chair friendly though not rated that way.

hiking
Sun Apr 21 2019

Awesome waterfall, but very busy. Beautiful stand of Wild Sweet William growing on a huge rock.

hiking
Thu Nov 01 2018

Hiked this trail today after a 24 hour rain. The waterfall was spectacular and the tree colors were amazing. The surrounding rock formations were awesome. Did not want to leave the area.

hiking
Mon Oct 08 2018

Cool Hollow with high rocks on both sides leading to waterfall

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Mon Jul 09 2018

Very flat hike. In and then back out on the same trail. Waterfall was not running as it is the dry season. But still an awesome easy trail. Benches near the falls for anyone who walks in and wants to relax and absorb nature without having to sit on rocks or the ground.

hiking
Sat Nov 25 2017

falls were dry but very nice walk.

hiking
Sun Sep 17 2017

Pretty little trail. Very flat and easy. It is a wide path, well maintained that extends through a forested canyon to a intermittent waterfall on the far end. The waterfall was and stream was dry when I hiked it, but it was still a very pleasant walk.

Fri Jul 07 2017

Great trail very easy

walking
Sun Apr 09 2017

Beautiful, easy trail, with great payoff at the end- a beautiful waterfall (note that the falls are rain dependent, so don't count on them if it has been dry). Going slightly off the main trail is very rewarding- you quickly learn how Ferne Clyffe earned it's name.

hiking
Thu Mar 02 2017

Gorgeous walk back to the falls. A must do while at the park. Doable by most anyone.

recorded Hawk's Cave Trail

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