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Hike to Ghost Dance Canyon from Dixon Springs State Park

Golconda, Illinois

Details

Distance

0.75 miles

Elevation Gain

37 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Lucas Bremer

When you arrive at Dixon Springs State Park, drive through the park and stop and take in the main attraction of a waterfall that is partially man made. Then drive and park at the swimming pool, walk to the front of it where the building is, and turn to the right. Follow the trail, and be mindful there is only about half a mile of distinguishable trail. There are many places for you to stop and view the water and several continuous cascading waterfalls.

Once the marked trail ends, cross the creek and there is a path following the water and bluff line for about a quarter of a mile. 

If looking for a place to camp, Dixon Springs State Park has a class B campground as well. 

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Features

Camping
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife
Swimming Hole
ADA Accessible

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