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Matthiessen State Park

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3 mi 4 km of trail 1 Recommended Route

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Favorite I lived 20 mins from this park until I was 19 years old. I never knew about it until I came back home when I was 30 years old. An overcast morning long exposure on the Canyon Trail.
Intermediate

Matthiessen State Park Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km 164' Up 49.97 m Up 168' Down 51.09 m Down

Deer Park, IL

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0.4 mi 0.7 km #1Interior Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
1.8 mi 2.8 km #2Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
0.2 mi 0.4 km #3Interior Canyon Trail
Easy
Deer Park, IL
Easy
Deer Park, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Bluff Trail Extension
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL
Intermediate
Deer Park, IL

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I lived 20 mins from this park until I was 19 years old. I never knew about it until I came back home when I was 30 years old. An overcast morning long exposure on the Canyon Trail.
Sep 11, 2017 near Deer Park, IL
View from the lower dell at Matthiessen State Park.
Nov 21, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Waterfall at the end of the Interior Canyon Trail. This water fall is also accessible by several stairs at the Matthiessen Lake Shelter parking lot.  The road to the Matthiessen Lake parking lot is a single lane gravel road next to a golf course.
Jun 17, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Lake Falls waterfall.
Sep 11, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
A short waterfall along the Canyon Trail at Matthiessen State Park.
Nov 21, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Matthiessen State Park Utica, IL.
Mar 1, 2018 near Deer Park, IL
A short stop to enjoy the view.
Sep 11, 2017 near Deer Park, IL