Regarding COVID-19: Please recreate responsibly and practice social distancing. Closures and travel restrictions are changing rapidly, always check and respect local regulations.

Stonefort, Illinois

Hike to Burden Falls

3.5 Miles Total - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

Hike to one of the tallest waterfalls in the state.

Located in the Shawnee National Forest, Burden Falls, though perhaps small by other standards, is among the highest in Illinois. There are many side trails to explore, making this a great spot for birders and photographers.

Photo Credit: Curtis Abert

Read More

Tags

Hiking
Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

almost 4 years ago

Pleasant Surprise

Definitely not what I thought it was going to be....it was beautiful regardless. Best time to go is after a really good rain.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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.

Stay Nearby

Benton, Illinois

Benton KOA

Benton, Illinois

Dale Miller Youth

Benton, Illinois

South Marcum Day Use

Benton, Illinois

South Marcum Campround

Nearby Adventures

Hike Bell Smiths Springs

1.5 Miles Round Trip - 164 ft gain

Hike & Climb at Jackson Falls

4.5 Miles Round Trip - 410 ft gain

Hike to Sand Cave

1.2 Miles Round Trip - 32 ft gain

Hike to Indian Kitchen

4.8 Miles Round Trip - 192 ft gain