Bluff Trail - West
ElevationAscent: 256' 78 m
Descent: -228' -70 m
High: 634' 193 m
Low: 510' 155 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 50% (27°)
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“A primary trail through the park past several canyons”— Eric Ashley
From the west, it very quickly connects with the Interior Canyon Trail - St. Louis Canyon before continuing along the bluff's edge past Kickapoo Canyon, Sac Canyon, and Aurora Canyon, where a gradual descent brings it around the lodge and parking area.
Continuing on, it soon intersects the Connecting Trail - French Canyon near the top of French Canyon. A rolling climb brings it to the intersection with the French Canyon Trail followed by the top of Wildcat Canyon. Take some time to enjoy the overlook on either side. You can also descend the Wildcat Connector if you choose.
From there, the rolling terrain continues until the trail ends with a steep descent past the Sandstone Point Overlook.
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Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I
Dec 5, 2019: IDNR-Announces-2019-Coastal-Management-Grants
Dec 3, 2019: Illinois-DNR-Newsbits-for-December-2019