Tonty Canyon is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 236 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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As of June 2019, it's reported that the bridge leading to Tonty Canyon is closed. You may get to the canyon by using La Salle Canyon.

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7 months ago

canyon is close indefinitely due to hazardous conditions

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7 months ago

A short hike to a nice canyon with wet weather waterfall.

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11 months ago

The bridge is closed so you'll have to head up through LaSalle Canyon, walk behind the falls, and pick up the trail on the other side to get into Tonty. A bit muddy, but nothing waterproof shoes can't handle. Falls today were slightly more than a trickle in Tonty, but flowing well in LaSalle.

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Thu Mar 28 2019

I've done this hike many times and always include both LaSalle and Tonty Canyons. The bridge is closed near the fork in the stream, but we've never had trouble crossing the stream without using the bridge. LaSalle waterfall is more beautiful, but I always find myself enjoying Tonty more. Fewer people at Tonty and the boxy walls at the very back just capture my attention. I've only been there once when the second waterfall was flowing, but if you happen to be there for that, it is a magical place.

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Wed Mar 28 2018

Great experience. Favorite section of the park

Wed Sep 13 2017

Mark Stedham's picture is of LaSalle Canyon, NOT Tonty Canyon.

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