Sentry Bluff Trail

HARD 59 reviews

Sentry Bluff Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ozark, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

rock climbing

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

Directions from Harrisburg: take Highway 145 south 9 miles to Delwood. Take Forest Rd. 402 west 4 miles to Forest Road 447. Turn south on Forest Road 447, continue past Teal Pond to Forest Road 848. Turn southwest on Forest Road 848 for 2 miles to the Recreation Area entrance. From Vienna, take Highway 45 north to Ozark. Turn east and follow the directional signs to the recreation area entrance.

hiking
2 hours ago

Just did this trail and loved it! It’s not difficult from an elevation perspective but there are a few tricky spots to maneuver. This is different in that there aren’t any “overlook” areas like Garden of the Gods, but there are many beautiful rock formations along the way. Trail is really well marked.....just follow the blue markers.

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is difficult in some spots but for the most part it is easy walking..A few great rock formations and a natural bridge are among the highlights..Trail is marked well until it comes to a sudden. turn ..we got turned around a couple times but no big deal. Definitely worth your time to hike.

hiking
8 days ago

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

just went here, the forest service has done a lot of upgrades and remarking of trails great place

1 month ago

neat rock formations. definitely wear long pants as the trail has a significant amount of poison ivy along it.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Loads of trash, would be awesome if not for disgusting people.

3 months ago

Several different trails to choose from. Not too difficult. Enjoyable day. Don't go after a good rain, lots of slick spots with steep drop offs.

hiking
3 months ago

will definately go back!

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great off the path hike. Definitely would go back! :)

hiking
3 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago