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Interior Canyon Trail - St. Louis Canyon

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


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Miles

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79%

Runnable

630' 192 m

High

518' 158 m

Low

112' 34 m

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9%

Avg Grade (5°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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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.

Contacts

Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I

Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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The waterfall in St. Louis Canyon can turn into a veil of ice in the winter.
Nov 16, 2016 near Deer Park, IL
Starved Rock State Park
Apr 7, 2020 near Deer Park, IL
Waterfall at the end of St. Louis Canyon.
Jun 13, 2016 near Deer Park, IL

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