IL Posted in Illinois July 19, 2015 by Laura These 8 Epic Hills In Illinois Will Drop Your Jaw Illinois is known for being a flat state. But there are some hills hiding away in Illinois. We’re taking a looking at some of Illinois’ breathtaking hills. 1. Mississippi Palisades State Park (Savanna) Tripp/Flickr This 2,500 acre area is home to much wildlife, including wild turkeys and white tail deer. What is very interesting is two humanoid structures on the top of the bluffs, aptly called "Twin Sisters." 2. Garden of the Gods (Herod) Michael/Flickr These stunning rocks are over 320 million years old. It covers over 3,000 acres. Visitors agree that it is the most scenic area in all of Illinois. 3. Hanover Bluff Nature Preserve (Hanover) Curtis Abert/Flickr This area was created by the Pleistocene glaciation. This is one of the most scenic areas of Illinois, and is host to some rare plants. 4. Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville) Bryce Edwards/Flickr These mounds were once home to indigenous peoples. They are reportedly haunted by spirits of the people who once lived here. 5. LaRue-Pine Hills (Wolf Lake) Curtis Abert/Flickr It took millions of years to create the 150 foot limestone bluffs. They extend five miles wide. 6. Eagle Cliff, Starved Rock Daniel X. O'Neil/Flickr This overlook provides the best vantage point in Starved Rock. You'll get a great view of the Illinois river and dam. 7. Cave-in-Rock David Wilson/Flickr Cave-in-Rock was discovered in the 1700s and became home to pirates and plunderers. 8. Alton Bluffs Brian Bennett/Flickr These bluffs were first described by Pere Marquette in the 1600s. One of the bluffs portrays the legend of the piasa bird, originally a petroglyph and now a rock painting. These are incredible! Please share any other epic shots of Illinois hills you may have!