Starved Rock State Park Hiking

Today, June 24th, 2017 at 11:30am - 3:30pm

Location: Starved Rock State Park, 2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348

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Please plan to join us on Sat., June 24th @ 11:30 am for a day hike to Starved Rock State Park.  We will meet at the Visitors Center @ 11:30 am.  In case of rain on June 24th, Rain Date is Sun., June 25th.

I plan to lead the hike to Hennepin Canyon which is a 6.2 miles “out and back” round trip and we can hike to Kaskaskia Canyon to see the spectacular waterfall which is 8 miles "out and back" round trip if we are feeling good!  Of course, if you would prefer to hike less miles you can turn around before reaching Hennepin Canyon. 

Please plan to bring water, a sandwich and whatever snacks you might want!

This will be a good opportunity for those on the Italy trip to get a hike in and break in hiking shoes / boots and backpack if needed.  All are welcome to join!

Starved Rock R-PRINTSERT-MAP_SUMMER-2015.pdf

Starved Rock HikersGuide.pdf


Pam

Cell:  847-915-2887

 

Park Directions & Maps

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From the East (via Ottawa):
I-80 W to IL Rt. 23 S (exit 90) to IL Rt. 71 W

From the East (Bypassing IL Rt. 178 at Utica):
Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S (Exit 79A) to IL 71 E

Construction notice: Ed Hand Highway, located west of Starved Rock State Park off of Route 71 will be closed for bridge replacement.  It may be over a year before this shortcut reopens.

From the East (via Oglesby):
Continue on I-80 W to I-39 S to Oglesby (Exit 54)
Turn south onto West Walnut Street.
Proceed to North Columbia Ave. / IL-351N/IL-71E, turn north
Turn right onto IL-71E
Take IL-71E for 1.2 mi. to park entrance

From the West:
Take I-80 E to IL-351 S to IL-71 E.

From the North:
I-39 S to Oglesby (Exit 54).
Turn south onto West Walnut Street.
Proceed to North Columbia Ave. / IL-351N/IL-71E, turn north.
Turn right onto IL-71E
Take IL-71E for 1.2 mi. to park entrance

From the South:
Take I-39 N toward Tonica (Exit 48).
Take N2101st Road / IL-178 to park entrance

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