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.

1 month ago

Must see!

2 months ago

Great trail and dog friendly!

3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great views. Easy hike. Family friendly day event.

5 months ago

Wow the name says it all!

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite spots in Illinois

5 months ago

awesome at sunset!!!

5 months ago

The view!!

hiking
5 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.

6 months ago

Quick and easy. A little crowded but fun

7 months ago

Easy enough my 6 year-old and 9 year-old could do it while offering amazing views.

rock climbing
7 months ago

Hiking and rock climbing. Easy trail

7 months ago

breathtaking even in the heat of July

hiking
7 months ago

Great short hike for my kids especially the two younger ones. Beautiful views!

7 months ago

awesome views. great rocks to climb

hiking
7 months ago

Breath taking.

hiking
8 months ago

This place is awesome - so much to see

8 months ago

Good scenery. Too short and crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

Amazing views! Me and my girlfriend went here for the first time over Memorial Day weekend and it was beautiful and totally not too crowded! Trial was kept very clean of trash as well!

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