Garden of the Gods Wilderness is as scenic as it gets in Illinois. This 3,300-acre preserve has some of the most fascinating sandstone rock formations, so it’s no wonder why it’s the most photographed part of the state. There are a number of trails throughout the park and the Whiskey Cave Loop Trail is one that will lead you to the numerous rocks, caves, a waterfall, and epic viewpoints of the surrounding wilderness. We must warn you, though, that this is a difficult hike and being prepared is an absolute necessity.

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Would you be daring enough to do this tough hike if it meant seeing all these incredible rock formations? To view a map of the trail and to see what other hikers have to say about the Whiskey Cave Trail, visit the webpage on AllTrails.

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