Hike to Burden Falls
Illinois › Burden Falls Trailhead
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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
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