Guided hikes with lunch are offered by Starved Rock Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays from April through November. Participants meet in the Hotel Lobby to pick up a lunch and a souvenir “Starved Rock” backpack. Our friendly guides from Starved Rock Lodge will share their knowledge of Starved Rock State Park (named a National Historic Landmark in 1960) and Starved Rock Lodge (named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985). Our guided hikes are classified as strenuous. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate (waterproof) shoes. Lunch includes your choice of turkey, ham or peanut butter and jelly; bag of chips; home-made granola bar; piece of fruit; and a bottle of water. Please bring extra water in hot weather (we recommend 2 per person). Advance reservations are required. Space is limited. $17 per person. For more information and to book call 815-220-7386.
The hike will leave the Lodge and go along the Bluff Trail with a stop for lunch once they reach LaSalle Canyon. After lunch, the hike continues to Eagle Cliff and Lover’s Leap. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. This hike is approximately 4.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous as it includes climbing a major stairway.
St. Louis Canyon
Hikers will begin by hiking to St. Louis Canyon where they will stop for lunch – in the canyon! The hike returns to the Lodge and then to the top of Starved Rock. The tour concludes at the Lodge about 2:00pm. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. This hike is approximately 5.5 miles round trip. This hike is classified as strenuous as there will be multiple stairways.
Note: Guided WINTER Hikes begin on December 6, 2014.