This Quaint Little Trail Is The Shortest And Sweetest Hike In Illinois

Going for a hike doesn’t have to be an hours-long ordeal. In Illinois, there are plenty of shorter paths that are absolutely worth your time. Located in Apple River near Galena, there is a little trail that’s short and sweet and absolutely charming.

If you want a place where you can walk around without getting too far from the car, look no further than this park. Scroll on for more details.

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Apple River Canyon State Park and Primrose Nature Trail are located at 8763 E Canyon Rd., Apple River IL 61001.

For more hiking adventures that are worth your time, check out these nine trails in Illinois that each lead to something cool.

If you’ve ever hiked this little trail, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments or join our Illinois Nature Lover’s Group on Facebook and share them with us and our fellow Illinoisans.