Garden of the Gods Observation Trail

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Garden of the Gods Observation Trail is a 0.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Harrisburg, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Observation Trail is a 1/4-mile flagstone loop walk containing unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness.

6 days ago

Great trail and dog friendly!

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1 month ago

Most areas are easily accessible to all. This short trail rewards with amazing views that are some of the best in the midwest.

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1 month ago

Great place to climb around and awesome views - just prepare for crowds in this part of GOTG.

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1 month ago

Great views. Easy hike. Family friendly day event.

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3 months ago

Wow the name says it all!

3 months ago

Great trail for all ages..... absolutely beautiful veiws!!!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

One of my favorite spots in Illinois

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3 months ago