Garden of the Gods Observation Trail

EASY 176 reviews
#2 of 19 trails in

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
36 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.

hiking
2 days ago

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

hiking
6 days ago

Great views. Easy hike. Family friendly day event.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Wow the name says it all!

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite spots in Illinois

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

awesome at sunset!!!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

The view!!

hiking
2 months ago

The observation trail is a short walk accessible for nearly everyone, so you won't be physically challenged, but there are is the river-to-river trail near by that is both scenic and challenging. Beautiful rock formations and incredible views make this a must see.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago