Hiking & Trails

If you are planning to hike, Starved Rock State Park is the place to be! With 13 miles of well marked hiking trails, you can plan your hiking based on your skill levels. Let’s get started.

Guided Hikes
We now offer guided hikes year ’round! This is the best and safest way to see the park. Our “Take a Hike & Lunch” runs from April-November. From December through March, guided hikes include a coupon for hot cocoa or coffee in our Cafe.

Half Day Hikes with the Walker’s Club
Would you like someone to hike with you? Don’t know where to hike? The Walker’s Club meets on Thursdays at 9am in the lobby of Starved Rock Lodge for preplanned group hikes. These hikes take a few hours and usually end around noon. Ask for a full schedule at the Front Desk or call the Lodge for more information at (800) 868-7625. If you’d like to get an idea of what you’ll see on the trails or want to know trail conditions, follow Edna’s blog here as she hikes through Starved Rock, Matthiessen and Buffalo Rock! Click here for the current schedule.

Guided Hike Schedule »