The Unique Rock Formations Along The Garden Of The Gods Observation Trail In Illinois Are Downright Otherwordly
By Melissa Mahoney|Published May 19, 2022
I'm an east coast girl living in a west coast world. I grew up in New England before moving to SoCal for several years. I then lived in NYC or a year before moving to AZ in 2009. I worked in the entertainment industry for many years of my adult life and I love photography, writing, and traveling around the U.S. as well as to far-flung locations around the world! Travel is my life and writing about it is a dream.
The Prairie State isn’t just flat land and cornfields like many people from other states believe. And while the state doesn’t have mountains, there are certain areas with unique rock formations in Illinois that will remind you of being in the mountains. If views and otherworldly rocks are what you’re after, a hike along the Garden of the Gods Observation Trail may be exactly what you need. It’s one of the greatest natural wonders in the US, after all!
Have you hiked along the Garden of the Gods Observation Trail to see some of the most unique rock formations in Illinois? Let us know in the comments! For more information, visit the Shawnee National Forest website.