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Illinois - Starved Rock State Park

This hike is led by GWH Ambassador Laura Hess!

Starved Rock is one of Illinois' greatest hiking gems! This park can get very crowded so we will start at the less-crowded east side, meeting at the Hennepin Canyon Overlook Parking Lot and hike west to Wild Cat Canyon and loop around to various canyons back to the parking lot. 

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! If you’re not a registered member, you can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here:

Starved Rock – East End
Trail Rating: Green/Yellow
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9am
Distance: approximately 7 miles
Elevation Gain: less that 500’ but there may be a lot of stairs
AllTrails Track:
Water Required: Please bring at least 2L of water and snacks if you’d like

Dogs: No
Permits / Passes: No
Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Hennepin Canyon Overlook Parking Lot, 2554-, 2594 E 11th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
Kids: No
Men: No

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it you’re good to go for all future meetups***

My phone number for getting in touch with me that day will be 630.273.5183 but be aware there may be very limited cell service so please update your status early on the morning of the event. 

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

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