Trail Run Project Logo

Interior Canyon Trail - St. Louis Canyon

Easy

Trail

0.2 mile 0.4 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 112' 34 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 630' 192 m
Low: 518' 158 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

Dogs

Leashed
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Eric Ashley

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

A popular trail through St. Louis Canyon to a beautiful waterfall

Eric Ashley

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Starved Rock State Park is open from dawn to dusk.

Runner Notes

This is an easy-going trail that can be too heavily trafficked to warrant trying to run. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds.

Description

This popular trail leads to a large, wooded box canyon where the sounds of rushing water welcome runners. Explore a little deeper and you'll reveal a tall waterfall cascading into a hidden alcove.

The falling water, with its layered-rock backdrop and shallow pool at the base, are beautiful in every season. The trail attracts plenty of visitors in the winter who want to see the falls consumed by ice.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Dec 22, 2018
Michal P

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#6464

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#96

in Illinois

#6,464

Overall
8 Views Last Month
575 Since Nov 16, 2016
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

The waterfall in St. Louis Canyon can turn into a veil of ice in the winter.
Nov 16, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Waterfall at the end of St. Louis Canyon.
Jun 13, 2016 near Deer Park, IL

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running