I loved this trail from several years ago. This review is to notify people that the park’s office has an automated message indicating that due to COVID-19, the park will “remain closed through the month of May” 2020. I found the parks information and initial notice of this status on Google Maps.

hiking
2 months ago

The French canyon trail is my favorite of the trails available at Starved Rock State Park. Sometimes the trail maintenance isnt up to par and parts of the trail are very washed out. The falls in the canyons (weather permitting) are well worth the hike!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Muddy today. Enjoyed. Had two young kids with us. Didn’t make it to Hennepin overlook.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

(Summer Review) This is a hidden treasure. I've heard that the locals swarm the place when there's a thunderstorm because it turns into a jungle. Solid when paired with Starved Rock State Park, otherwise it's a day trip. Both parks have free entry which is incredible.

hiking
icy
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Amazing trail, the path is clearly laid out and wooden most of the way

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

hiking
icy
3 months ago

I had the entire trail to myself on an icy Monday. I did the upper and lower Dells. I recommend spikes and a walking pole during icy conditions. The falls were beautiful! I much prefer this hike to the more crowded Starved Rock hikes.

on Red River Trail

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

Nice trail, especially down by the river. A bit icy and muddy but that's to be expected early February.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Beautiful scenery with canyons and frozen waterfalls. Take the chance to go down the stairs in places and explore the canyon from river level.

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

Make sure you have waterproof boots today, but still a great hike.

hiking
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.

Awesome trail! A bit icy in more heavily trafficked areas, a good bit of stairs and the waterfalls still had a bit of running water. Overall a great moderate level trail!

hiking
muddy
washed out
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
4 months ago

Muddy and snow covered. Muddy made it messy and snow made it more beautiful.

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