The Best Hiking in Illinois

Looking for the best hiking in Illinois? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Illinois. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

  • Hike the Garden of the Gods Observation Trail

    4.9
    1 mi
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  • Hike the Matthiessen State Park Loop

    4.9
    5.8 mi
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  • Hike Ottawa Canyon at Starved Rock State Park

    5.0
    3.9 mi
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  • Hike the Lower Dells at Matthiessen State Park

    4.8
    3.5 mi / 250 ft gain
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  • Hike to Starved Rock's La Salle Canyon

    4.0
    4.4 mi / 370 ft gain
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  • Hike the Upper Dells of Matthiessen State Park

    4.3
    2.2 mi / 627 ft gain
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  • Hike the Waterfall Glen Loop

    5.0
    9.4 mi / 387 ft gain
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  • Hike to Wildcat Canyon at Starved Rock SP

    4.5
    2 mi
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  • Hike Starved Rock's French Canyon

    4.5
    0.4 mi
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  • Hike to St. Louis Canyon at Starved Rock State Park

    3 mi
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  • Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

    3.0
    4.74 mi / 259 ft gain
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  • Hike the Little Grand Canyon Trail

    5.0
    3.6 mi / 365 ft gain
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  • Hike the Waterfall Glen Trail

    4.5
    9.5 mi / 961 ft gain
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  • Hike the Glacial Park Loop Trail

    2.3 mi / 216 ft gain
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  • Hike to Burden Falls

    4.0
    0.8 mi
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  • Hike the Morton Arboretum's Main Trail Loops

    5 mi / 0 ft gain
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