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

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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How to Get There

11 months 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.

11 months ago

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Activities:

Hiking

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

3.5 Miles

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Features:

Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

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