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.

Along with the Garden of the Gods hike, you should also add these scenic and easy hikes in Illinois to your bucket list.

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