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Interior Canyon Trail - Illinois Canyon

Intermediate
 4.2 (5)

An easy, natural trail into Illinois Canyon


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

Point to Point

582' 177 m

High

499' 152 m

Low

84' 26 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Kids will love experiencing the waterfall at the trail's end.

Description

Unlike other trails in the park, the Interior Canyon Trail - Illinois Canyon is notably devoid of man-made features like stairs, boardwalks, and bridges. This makes for an easy-going, natural feel as you ascend to the waterfall at the top of the canyon. Depending on the water level, there's a decent chance you'll get your feet wet from water flowing across the trail. As such, bring either waterproof footwear or shoes you don't mind getting soggy.

Flora & Fauna

Try to visit in the spring to catch the blooms of Virginia Bluebells filling the canyon.

Contacts

Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I

Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#110

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Waterfall at Illinois canyon.
Dec 22, 2017 near Deer Park, IL
The upper end of Illinois canyon.
Dec 22, 2017 near Deer Park, IL

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Oct 14, 2019
Matt Samples
Sep 7, 2019
Rob Thomas
Dec 15, 2017
chris kilgore
One of the most beautiful places in the upper Midwest, in my opinion.
Sep 2, 2017
Michael Wisniewski
Apr 1, 2017
Jason Baker