12 Scenic Trails To Explore In Illinois, One For Each Month Of The Year

Opportunities to hike throughout the year abound in the Prairie State. Whether you wish to see a waterfall, wildflowers, or a vista from an overlook, here are 12 scenic hiking trails in Illinois, one for each month of the year.

What do you think of these scenic hiking trails in Illinois? Have you hiked any of them? Let us know in the comments! You can also share your love of the great outdoors with fellow nature enthusiasts in our Illinois Nature Lovers Facebook group.

Address: Starved Rock State Park, 2678 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348, USA
Address: Matthiessen State Park, 2500 IL-178, Oglesby, IL 61348, USA
Address: Ferne Clyffe State Park, 90 Goreville Rd, Goreville, IL 62939, USA
Address: Volo Bog State Natural Area, 28478 Brandenburg Rd, Ingleside, IL 60041, USA
Address: O'Hara Woods Preserve, 1034 W 135th St, Romeoville, IL 60446, USA
Address: 10906 Kickapoo Park Rd, Oakwood, IL 61858, USA
Address: Bell Smith Springs Scenic Area, Bell Smith Springs Rd, Ozark, IL 62972, USA
Address: Illinois Beach State Park Road, Illinois Beach State Park Rd, Zion, IL 60099, USA
Address: Waterfall Glen, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
Address: Garden of the Gods, Herod, IL 62947, USA
Address: Cap Sauers Holding Nature Preserve, 11501 Wolf Rd, Palos Park, IL 60464, USA
Address: Allerton Park & Retreat Center, 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856, USA