Hiking River Trail at Starved Rock State Park

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Enjoy a scenic 2.5 mile hike down the River Trail to the main lodge and explore 17 canyons that string along the Illinois River.

Drive into Starved Rock State Park and continue up the road until you see the parking lot named "Parkman's Plain." Several wooden staircases will take you down to the bottom of the canyon onto the River Trail. As you hike the River Trail to the lodge, you will pass by many canyons that you can explore in and photograph. The trail will eventually go back up and lead directly into the lodge entrance.

Distance

2.5 Miles RT

Type

Point-to-Point

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Nearby Lodging

LaSalle / Peru KOA

North Utica, Illinois

Kankakee South KOA

Kankakee, Illinois

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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