Garden of the gods loop is a 6 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near equality illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. Garden of the gods park park hours.
Perkins central garden trail this is an easy 1 1 2 mile roundtrip path with less than a 30 foot rise.
Garden of the gods illinois trail map. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Garden of the gods observation trail is a 0 5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near karbers ridge illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round.
5am 9pm call 719 219 0108 for park information. Enjoy the delicate wildflowers of spring or the beautiful colors of autumn while you traverse the garden of the gods. Are you wanting a more extended hike.
The observation trail indian point trail portions of the anvil rock trail and trail 108h. This trail is in the heart of the park at the base of the highest rock formations. This was my first time visiting garden of the gods and i was really amazed by it.
5 5 miles of interconnecting trails traverse the landscape of garden of the gods. For a complete list of trails in the park pick up a free full color map at the garden of the gods visitor nature center. Kindergarten rock comprised of the younger lyons sandstone a massive wall of grey sandstone rock.
It is one of the longest continuous expanses of exposed rock in garden of the gods park. Explore the most popular trails in garden of the gods wilderness with hand curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers campers and nature lovers like you. 5am 10pm november 1 to april 30.
If you haven t been down to southern illinois this is a must see. Poison ivy venomous snakes are present in the area. May 1 to october 31.
Carry water food first aid kit etc. Other great trails include. Hiking garden of the gods.
See a variety of flora and fauna specific to southern illinois. Along the central garden trail and no matter how rushed you are do not pass up the opportunity to walk this trail. What a spectacular view.
Garden and upper loop trails. Photograph taken from the upper loop trail looking north with mid morning light during summer. When venturing into garden of the gods wilderness or on extended hikes precautions should be taken.
Best trails in garden of the gods wilderness illinois. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year round.