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Pretty but difficult trail that is 3 miles long

We visited during spring break 2018. It was a beautiful day for March as we didn't need any coats... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2018
A Z
Great challenging hike!

one of my favorite trails! It's challenging up and down the canyons along the streams. A couple... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
K L
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St. Louis, MO
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

We visited during spring break 2018. It was a beautiful day for March as we didn't need any coats. Obviously we didn't do our research but we thought this would be a relatively simple trek. In recent years I have become older and a couch...More

Thank A Z
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

one of my favorite trails! It's challenging up and down the canyons along the streams. A couple of great lookout points as well. It took us 2 hours and we didn't really stop. It's a fun one

2  Thank K L
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a hike. We started on the high side and followed the map to the main look out point. The hike there was very mild. We even passed a family pushing a baby stroller. We then continued and made The Descent down and we...More

Thank Herc W
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Visited recently with my husband and 4 year old son. My husband had frequented this location in college, but it has been a few years so we did not come fully prepared to take on this overall hike. Most of the hike is chanllening, including...More

1  Thank lougordon1306
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the 3mile loop. Signs claimed the route was flooded, however, the trail was very accessible and my daughters were most disappointed the waterfalls were pretty much dry. Still had a great trip, worth the hike to see the bluffs.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Little Grand Canyon -Illinois just outside Murphysboro Illinois. This is a nice trail to experience rugged hiking. Getting in and out of the Canyon is a challenge as you have to go down/up the same rocks/ route as the water flows. There...More

1  Thank BobMuddy
Reviewed July 21, 2016

I was excited to make this hike, even in 90 degree heat. However, that excitement soon faded when my wife and I found ourselves a bit confused on where to go. We started the trail at the north end of the parking area, which began...More

Thank Justin B
Reviewed April 5, 2016

Love this place! It isn't for the faint of hearts though. Take good hiking shoes and be prepared to walk some steep grades. The Canyon is so pretty with all the moss and it's amazing that this was once where the Mississippi was. We were...More

Thank Kara P
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Little Grand Canyon was beautiful, it took us right under 2 hours to hike the entire loop. The trail was very difficult and we are by no means skilled hikers, however, the trail was definitely worth it. There are several narrow and rocky areas on...More

Thank Amber W
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Even though the guide books say this hike takes 3/4 hours, it does not. We did it under 2 hours. This was so much fun, even if I would designate it a rugged hike. We were skeptical of this hike, fearing we might get lost....More

Thank barb m
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