Dells to Vermillion River

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Matthiessen State Park

Dells to Vermillion River is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.4 miles Elevation Gain: 564 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

snow

Note: Sections of this trail may be CLOSED due to rain and flooding. Please check with the park page for more information.

hiking
3 months ago

the trail was closed but the canyon was beautiful! I spent much time down there!

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flooded
icy
snow
4 months ago

Great hike with lots of beautiful views. Parts of the trail are officially closed. Stairs are covered in ice and very slippery. The rest of the trail covered in ankle deep snow. Moderate to hard conditions.

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muddy
5 months ago

Good trail. Some sections closed. Had to improvise some.

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muddy
6 months ago

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9 months ago

The trail is still closed shortly after the turn you can make to head to be lower Dells.

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closed
muddy
10 months ago

At about the 1.5 mile mark the trail was closed. Probably this is due to all the rain we’ve had this year. So, that was a bummer. We looped the other trails for a bit. It was a little muddy, but not too bad. Got to the park at 7am and it wasn’t super busy.

hiking
muddy
Fri Apr 26 2019

Nice cool day with very few people. Nice and hilly. Trail signs need some TLC. Fitbit registered 45 stairs.✌

hiking
Sun Apr 29 2018

This is a nice hike with an initial side trip to a small waterfall. The waterfall is close to to the entrance, so it was crowded. The hike is much nicer when you make it to the river.

hiking
Sun Apr 01 2018

two thumbs up

Sun Aug 06 2017

Good hike. Great waterfalls. Tough hills

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Tue Apr 30 2019

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Sun Apr 21 2019

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