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Interior Canyon Trail - Illinois Canyon

Intermediate
 4.2 (5)

An easy, natural trail into Illinois Canyon


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Map Key

0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

99%

Runnable

582' 177 m

High

499' 152 m

Low

84' 26 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Description

Unlike other trails in the park, the Interior Canyon Trail - Illinois Canyon is notably devoid of man-made features like stairs, boardwalks, and bridges. This makes for an easy-going, natural feel as you ascend to the waterfall at the top of the canyon. Depending on the water level, there's a decent chance you'll get your feet wet from water flowing across the trail. As such, bring either waterproof footwear or shoes you don't mind getting soggy.

Flora & Fauna

Try to visit in the spring to catch the blooms of Virginia Bluebells filling the canyon.

Contacts

Land Manager: Illinois DNR - Region I

Shared By:

Eric Ashley

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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  4.2 from 5 votes
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#114

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#9,795

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Waterfall at Illinois canyon.
Dec 22, 2017 near Deer Park, IL
The upper end of Illinois canyon.
Dec 22, 2017 near Deer Park, IL

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