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YOUR SUMMER 
ADVENTURE 
STARTS HERE

DISCOVER THE TRAILS

Explore Starved Rock, Matthiessen, and Buffalo Rock State Parks - All in one place
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HIKE IN EVERY SEASON

As the seasons change, conditions along the trails change, too. Discover the best trails and places to see in every season.
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18+ Miles of Trails

Bring a good pair of hiking shoes! With names like Council Overhang, Sandstone Point, Eagle Cliff, and Giant's Bathtub, it's understandable why so many are eager to hike the trails and get to these awe-inspiring locations. 

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14+ Seasonal Waterfalls

Dreams are made of trails and waterfalls (at least ours are!) LaSalle, St. Louis, and French Canyon feature some of the most recognizable waterfalls in the Midwest. The Lake and Cascade Falls at Matthiessen are also stunning.

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20+ Sandstone Canyons

Carved over millions of years, it's beauty as far as the eye can(yon) see! Wildcat, Kaskaskia, Illinois, and Aurora Canyon are just a few places where you can experience the rich history, diverse colors, and fragile sandstone on an inner canyon trail.

AT A GLANCE

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SUBMIT A WATERFALL REPORT
How fast were the waterfalls flowing when you visited Starved Rock? Help every hiker have a great experience by submitting the form linked below.
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TRAIL TALK
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PARK EVENTS
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HEAR FROM OUR EXPLORERS

Kerry Sandstrom

"The Starved Rock Hikers FB community is a great place to find like-minded people who truly appreciate and enjoy exploring the beauty that surrounds us. Here, you can find inspiration, helpful tips and know about upcoming happenings that can help the park. I am very grateful to be a part of the group!"
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