Wildflowers are blooming, and waterfalls are in motion at this year's Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage at Starved Rock State Park. What better way to spend the day than enjoying the colorful flowers sprinkled along the park's beautiful landscapes as they begin to wake up after a long, cold winter? This annual hike will take you on a winding tour through trails that lead you to the peaks and valleys of canyons where you can explore the natural geology of the land. Also on your trek around the playful grounds, you will experience scenic overlooks of the Illinois River and displays of sparkling waterfalls cascading down.
You can also embrace the rich history of this ancient Indian stomping ground at either 9:00 am or 1:00 pm each day at the Visitor Center of Starved Rock State Park, Your tour guide will teach you about the native plants, wildlife, and Native American culture. Happening April 23rd, 2016, the Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage is the best way to view the amazing varieties of wildflowers as they are waking up to the spring.
Starved Rock State Park offers guided or self-guided hikes throughout the year. Whether an experienced hiker or a family looking for some natural fun, the park offers many scenic trails, including:
? Aurora Canyon
? Illinois Canyon
? Kaskaskia Canyon
? LaSalle Canyon
? Lover's Leap Overlook
? Ottawa Canyon
? St. Louis Canyon
? Starved Rock
? Tonty Canyon
? Wildcat Canyon
For more information on each trail, go to http://www.starvedrockstatepark.org/activity/hiking-trails/trail-maps/.
Nestled just outside of Starved Rock State Park, Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, is a pleasing family getaway with spacious accommodations, casual dining, and the wondrous Grand Bear Water Park. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is happy to help you with information on local events and hiking trails to help make your stay unforgettable!