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Connecting Trail - Starved Rock

Easy/Intermediate

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0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 26' 8 m
Descent: -40' -12 m
High: 547' 167 m
Low: 510' 156 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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A short climb to panoramic views of the river and beyond.

Eric Ashley

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Starved Rock State Park is open from dawn to dusk.

Runner Notes

Lots of steps and visitor traffic makes this a poor run.

Description

The Connecting Trail - Starved Rock follows a short climb to the park's namesake. The grade is moderate, but plenty of steps will have your legs feeling the burn if you rush to the top. Once there, enjoy the panoramic views of the river, dam, islands, and nearby landmarks.

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Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I

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#138

in Illinois

#19,896

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DAMn!! view.
Aug 20, 2019 near Deer Park, IL
Fall colors at Starved Rock State Park.
Nov 16, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
River Overlook.
Jun 13, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
View from Starved Rock.
Nov 16, 2016 near Deer Park, IL

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