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
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.

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16 days ago

This place is awesome - so much to see

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25 days ago

Good scenery. Too short and crowded.

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26 days ago

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27 days 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!

28 days ago

28 days ago

I suggest you get there early to avoid crowds and then hit Indian point trail close by. Rock formations are awesome for sure but Indian point trail is far better for sure. A nice hike to overlook and then hike back on the loop passes huge rock formations and caves. Need to hit that for sure.

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Beautiful!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

What great views!! Will defiantly be back to explore further on my own.

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