Illinois Canyon Trail

EASY 15 reviews
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Illinois Canyon Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ottawa, 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
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3 months ago

Fun trail to take kids on. You do have to cross the river 3 times so wear waterproof shoes or boots. There are fallen trees or stones to cross on but no bridges.

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7 months ago

Super easy trail, but one of the most serene ecosystems I've been to in Illinois. There are a few parts where you have to walk stone to stone across the stream, which, now that I think about it, could be difficult for some. The path has been slightly different each time I've walked it. Not many canyons in Illinois so this is a nice place to wander outside of the horizons of soy and corn.

8 months ago

Great easy hike - especially for families. Several crossings of a shallow creek so you may get wet feet. Great views of the dells.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Very nice Canyon! Beautiful with the ice especially

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