Starved Rock and Sandstone Point Overlook Trail

MODERATE 315 reviews
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Starved Rock and Sandstone Point Overlook Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
370 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Starved Rock trail is a loop trail to the top of a rock outcropping overlooking the river valley and is known for its eagle viewing. The trail is paved and boardwalk with a lot of steps.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail, but like others have said, terrible trail culture. I think my experience would have been much better had I gone a weekday rather than an overcrowded weekend. Regardless, nice park and enjoyable hike.

hiking
5 months ago

A good trail for family. Trails consist of boardwalk and well blazed sand paths good for minimizing lower body impact.

hiking
6 months ago

Pretty trail but terrible culture. Huge groups of frat boys blaring music throughout the woods. One guy wheeled out an industrial speaker and was blasting music so loud you would not imagine. Will not return to this circus of a trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trails and area to spend the day. Trails are well maintained. Gets crowded. Some areas on trails not well marked, but no way to get lost.

hiking
7 months ago

Get there early to avoid the crowds!

hiking
7 months ago

I'm in love with this park

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike from the visitor center to Illinois Canyon and back.

7 months ago

The LaSalle waterfall was very nice. Worth a visit.

hiking
7 months ago

Well maintained trail but very crowded.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice hike, but LOTS of people on Memorial Day Weekend. If you're looking to enjoy nature consider a day with fewer crowds.

hiking
9 months ago

Best hike.

10 months ago

Just amazing. It was a bit crowded today and the rain made the trails a little muddy but definitely worth it!

hiking
10 months ago

Loved it! A bit crowded bc it's so awesome in the fall, but it's worth it. The cliff sides were so cool!

hiking
10 months ago

It was so much fun some of the trails were flooded due to rain the past weeks but over all great time

Some areas are too crowded and too "man made" but great for school aged kids. Beautiful canyons.

10 months ago

Very scenic

hiking
11 months ago

absolutely LOVE starved rock!!!! sandstone point had a beautiful lookout and we hit french canyon and wildcat canyon before turning around at sandstone point. My three old was tired but we had a blast and have been back mant times!

11 months ago

Great day hike

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Very nice day hike

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