Canyons & Waterfalls Home Things to See Although you can (technically) see waterfalls in 14 of the 18 canyons, some of the most scenic waterfalls are found in St. Louis, French, Wildcat, Tonty, Ottawa and Kaskaskia canyons. The best times to see waterfalls are in the spring when the snow and ice melt or after a heavy rainfall. Come back in the winter to see an icefall – they are spectacular! Wild Birds of Illinois June 12th, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at Fox Ridge for a one hour introductory session on Wild Birds of Illinois. There isn’t a much better place for bird watching…more details Wildflowers of Illinois June 26th, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Explore the vibrant colors and varied species of Wildflowers found at Starved Rock State Park. Starved Rock State Park is ‘in bloom’ all summer long.…more details Illinois Mammals July 17th, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm What is that creature that nibbles on your outdoor plants and why isn’t he interested in the weeds? Find out about the native mammals of…more details Illinois Geology August 7th, 2013 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm What did it really take to carve out the canyons of Starved Rock State Park? Join us as we explore the long past and the…more details Trails to the Falls Trails to Waterfalls Click here to view all trails to waterfalls with difficulty level & views from the hike.