Indian Point Trail

EASY 75 reviews

Indian Point Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately 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
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Indian Point trail works its way through pine forest transitioning to hardwood timber before reaching the crest of the hill overlooking the surrounding valley. From there you descend below the bluff looping back to the trailhead passing many large rock formations. The short trail offers great overlook of the surrounding valley, very scenic rock formations as you follow the bluffline and after you descend below the bluff. Nice easy short hike for about anyone and plenty of scenery to be of interest to all.

hiking
3 days ago

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hiking
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backpacking
1 month ago

Very cool trail. Caves, unreal rock formations, and a great lookout point. I would advise to do this before going to the Garden of the Gods observation area, just because Garden of the Gods is the best scenery in the region. Do yourself a favor and let the excitement build up by doing this trail first before going to the Garden of the Gods.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Hidden surprises

2 months ago

Not a bad little trail to do with the family. I love the overlooks, but the lower part of the trail at the base of the bluffs has some neat caves and crevices.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery and easy to navigate. Great for kids and adults. Take some food and have a picnic!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice trail with awesome views and small caves to explore!!!

hiking
3 months ago

These are the kinds of trails that so many people miss. Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

An often overlooked trail. Most folks opt for Garden of the Gods, which is very nice. But, Indian Point offers nice vistas and big rocks and much less traffic!

3 months ago

camping
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent hike to overlook straight out and then go left to circle back and see awesome rock formations with a couple cool caves. I prefer this over observation trail for sure. Lookout point is great spot to eat, have snack and enjoy the scenery.

hiking
4 months ago

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