Hike the French Canyon Trail

Rate this Adventure Starved Rock State Park

Distance

2.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

410 Feet

Activities

Canoeing, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

The French Canyon Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back hike in Starved Rock State Park. The trail features a beautiful waterfall and gorgeous sandstone cliffs.

Starved Rock State Park features great opportunities to see eagles and other birds. The trail is open year round for a variety of activities (fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing). Dogs are allowed on the trail if kept on leash. 

Photos: Gabe Popa and Peter Sdaito

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

2.6 Miles

Elevation Gain

410 Feet

Activities

Canoeing, Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Snowshoeing, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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