5 Unbelievable Illinois Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required

You might not know that Illinois has some pretty cool waterfalls. Some waterfalls, however, take an incredible amount of hiking to get to. Not these waterfalls. This is a list of waterfalls that are fairly easy to get to.

1. Apple Canyon Falls (Jo Daviess County)

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This park is not very big, which makes seeing everything super easy. You’ll be blown away by the lake and waterfall.

2. Thunder Bay Waterfall (Galena)

This is a scenic lookout in Galena. You can hike down to the bottom of the falls but can see out over.

3. Waterfall Glen (Darien)

This waterfall is best after it rains. If you want to park closest to the waterfall, head to the parking lot on Bluff Road. The trail itself is right by the 6.5 mile marker.

4. Kinkaid Lake Spillway (Murphysboro)

This place has waterfalls and is a nice swimming hole. You can hear the falls as soon as you get to the parking area.

5. Krape Park (Freeport)

Scenic views abound at this Illinois park, which has features like golf and paddle boats. The waterfall is easy to see.

Have you been to any of these waterfalls?