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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Quick and easy. A little crowded but fun

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

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Hiking and rock climbing. Easy trail

1 month ago

breathtaking even in the heat of July