The Castle Rock North Trail is a 3.5 mile loop that is great for all skill levels, such as families, and dogs are allowed on leash! This trail features scenic wild flowers and is a great spot for birding. Castle Rock State Park is just outside of Oregon, Illinois.

The hike features a river, and has scenic views of the nearby landscapes from the top of a lookout point. 

Photos: Andrew Nicolle

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Sack lunch or snack if stopping for a picnic 
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RT Distance 3.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 442 Feet
Activities Chillin, Camping, Running, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Easy Parking
Picnic Area


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