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A popular trail through St. Louis Canyon to a beautiful waterfall


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630' 192 m

High

518' 158 m

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112' 34 m

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Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly Kids will love experiencing the waterfall along this trail.

Starved Rock State Park is open from dawn to dusk.

Description

This popular trail leads to a large, wooded box canyon where the sounds of rushing water welcome hikers. Explore a little deeper and you'll reveal a tall waterfall cascading into a hidden alcove.

The falling water, with its layered-rock backdrop and shallow pool at the base, are beautiful in every season. The trail attracts plenty of visitors in the winter who want to see the falls consumed by ice.

Contacts

Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I

Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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#10300

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#118

in Illinois

#10,300

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Waterfall at the end of St. Louis Canyon.
Jun 13, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
The waterfall in St. Louis Canyon can turn into a veil of ice in the winter.
Nov 16, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Starved Rock State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Deer Park, IL

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