Jackson Falls Trail

MODERATE 65 reviews
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Jackson Falls Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McCormick, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
711 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Jackson Falls trail follows the top of the bluff (southeast) around to the "dog leg" where you can walk into the canyon. Rock Climbing and Bouldering are favorite activities. Rock climbing and bouldering between three water falls.

hiking
1 hour ago

The trail is a beautiful place, but if you don't know the trail itself it is very easy to get lost. In a couple of case while I was hiking trail #49 I came upon a sign nailed to a tree that said 49, however, I had three options of which way to go. Once I made the wrong guess and we got lost. As I said the trail is great, but the labeling of the trails is horrible.

hiking
1 day ago

Absolutely beautiful place. But the trails are not labeled consistently. Extremely easy to get lost, as I did, and ended up making an 8.5 mile hike out of a 4 mile hike.

hiking
7 days ago

The climbers, rock formations, railroad walk and scrambling all make for a very interesting hike.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful autumn hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Nice rocky hike with the family. Falls dry in August though.

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2 months ago

Excellent place to go hiking and get away from everything

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hiking
3 months ago

For a southern Illinois park, It was clean. Fairly maintained and relatively busy. Visit after or during a good rain and enjoy the waterfall, otherwise there isn't one. Some regular trails some equestrian and some combination of both. Nice rock formations which brings rock climbers from around the area. Moderate hiking fairly well marked. Parts kid friendly....parts not....over all pretty nice.

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4 months ago

Paths weren't labeled at all. You could easily get lost.

5 months ago

beautiful hike steep hill but its paved. worth the trip from nashville

5 months ago

6 months ago

I usually walk through the campgrounds and sit by waterfall. I've seen numerous people jump off this waterfall or rock climb down. Wouldn't do that personally but to each their own.