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Oglesby, Illinois

Hike the French Canyon Trail

2.6 Miles Total - 410 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

The French Canyon Trail is a 2.6 mile out and back hike in Starved Rock State Park. The trail features a beautiful waterfall and gorgeous sandstone cliffs.

Starved Rock State Park features great opportunities to see eagles and other birds. The trail is open year round for a variety of activities (fishing, camping, hiking, canoeing). Dogs are allowed on the trail if kept on leash. 

Photos: Gabe Popa and Peter Sdaito

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Canoeing
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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