Hike the Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail

Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Dells Canyon and Bluff Trail is a scenic route through Matthiessen State Park that features a like, river, and several waterfalls. This route is a 2.2 mile loop that is fun for the whole family. The trail is open for use year-round, and dogs are allowed on trail if kept on leash.

The trail is commonly used for hiking, nature trips, and birding. Matthiessen State Park features unique vegetation, rock formations, and waterfall arrangements. 

Photos: Dave Alakai

Distance

2.2 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

380 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Fitness, Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

LaSalle / Peru KOA

North Utica, Illinois

Kankakee South KOA

Kankakee, Illinois

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

Community Photos

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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