Burden Falls

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Burden Falls is a 1 mile loop trail located near Watkins Ford, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

forest

waterfall

hiking
1 day 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
7 days ago

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hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 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.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 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.

5 months ago

5 months ago

A definite must see

backpacking
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6 months ago

Beautiful views just be careful rocks are slippery:

hiking
6 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.

6 months ago

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