Hike to Burden Falls

Burden Falls Trailhead

Distance

3.5 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Forest
Waterfall
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

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

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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.

Distance

3.5 Miles

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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