Hikes in Illinois

Showing all 7 hikes in Illinois

High Point Trail and Rock Top Trail

Mississippi Palisades State Park, Illinois

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

The wide trail heading uphill into dense forest
Rating ★☆☆☆☆(1/5)
Overall Difficulty Moderate
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 3.8 miles roundtrip
Time 2 hours
Terrain Hilly
Best Seasons Spring, Summer, Fall
Family Friendly No
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No

Indian Head

Mississippi Palisades State Park, Illinois

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Rating ★★★★☆(4/5)
Overall Difficulty Easy
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 0.75 miles roundtrip
Time 30 minutes
Terrain A few hills
Best Seasons Spring, Summer, Fall
Family Friendly Yes
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No

Sentinel Trail to the Twin Sisters

Mississippi Palisades State Park, Illinois

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Twin Sisters and the Mississippi River beyond in the late afternoon sun
Rating ★★★★☆(4/5)
Overall Difficulty Easy
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 0.8 miles roundtrip
Time 30 minutes
Terrain Mostly flat
Best Seasons Spring, Summer, Fall
Family Friendly Yes
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No

River Route

Apple River Canyon State Park, Illinois

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Wide open river views at the end of the trail
Rating ★★★☆☆(3/5)
Overall Difficulty Easy
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 1 mile roundtrip
Time 30 minutes
Terrain A few hills
Best Seasons All
Family Friendly Yes
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No

Charles Mound (Illinois State Highpoint)

Charles Mound, Illinois

Monday, June 10th, 2019

The sign at the top of Charles Mound marking the elevation
Rating ★★★★☆(4/5)
Overall Difficulty Moderate
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 2.5 miles roundtrip
Time 1.5 hours
Terrain Hilly
Best Seasons Summer
Family Friendly Yes
Dog Friendly No
Accessible No

Rocky Glen Waterfall and Des Plaines River Overlook

Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Illinois

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Rating ★★★☆☆(3/5)
Overall Difficulty Moderate
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 5 miles roundtrip
Time 2 hours
Terrain A few hills
Best Seasons All
Family Friendly No
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No

Pierce Lake Loop

Rock Cut State Park, Illinois

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Pierce Lake as seen from the trail
Rating ★★★☆☆(3/5)
Overall Difficulty Moderate
Navigation Difficulty     Easy
Distance 4.4 miles roundtrip
Time 2 hours
Terrain Mostly flat
Best Seasons Spring, Summer, Fall
Family Friendly No
Dog Friendly Yes
Accessible No