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IL Governor JB Pritzker: Illinois Dept. of Public Health has officially announced that we have moved to Phase 4! This increases our capacity up to 50 people or 50% (whichever is lesser). Book your getaway to Starved Rock Lodge today and make the most of this lovely winter we’re having. Hike, swim, dine, play, rest & rejuvenate. Click here to see all the details from IDPH.

Guided hikes are the best way to learn about Starved Rock State Park and everything it has to offer. Take in the natural beauty of the park while learning about the geology and cultural history of Starved Rock.

Take a Hike and a Lunch

Discover Starved Rock’s canyons, bluffs and seasonal waterfalls on this guided hike. Listen as the guide tells stories of how Starved Rock got its name along with other legends of the area. Hikes depart from the hotel lobby. Meet there at 10:45am to meet your guide and pick up your lunch. Then, you’ll head out to see Wildcat Canyon (with its two observation decks) plus Lover’s Leap and Eagle Cliff. Lunch is included with your choice of turkey, ham or veggie wrap, bag of chips, granola bar, piece of fruit and bottled water. The hike will return at approximately 2:30pm.  Book online or call (815) 220-7386.

  • April-November
  • Saturday & Sunday at 11am
  • $20/person

Starved Rock Walkers Club (currently suspended)

Due to COVID-19, we have limited some of our activities. The Starved Rock Walkers Club will not meet until further notice.

Check out the Hike Starved Rock Blog here

  • Thursdays at 9am (currently suspended)
  • Free hike

Guided Winter Hikes

Discover the winter beauty at Starved Rock State Park on a guided hike. There’s a chance of spotting bald eagles soaring high in the sky or experiencing majestic, frozen waterfalls. Dress appropriately for the weather, including proper footwear such as Yaktrax. Included is a snack, bottled water, Starved Rock backpack and voucher for a small hot chocolate or coffee in the Cafe upon your return.

  • December-March
  • Saturday & Sunday at 10am
  • $15/person

Special Hikes (Select dates available)

Starved Rock Lodge offers special guided hikes throughout the year! Hike to all of the canyons in one day on our seasonal MegaHike or hike to the top of the Rock in support of a cure for breast cancer at our annual Hike for a Cure event in October.

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