Hike to Burden Falls

Burden Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - 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

Distance

3.5 Miles RT

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

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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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Jadin Tanner

almost 3 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.

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