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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our online booking feature is currently down for system maintenance. Please reach out to one of our front desk associates at (815) 667-4211 or toll-free at 1-800-868-7625 between 8am and 10pm for assistance in booking your overnight accommodations at Starved Rock Lodge, the only hotel in Starved Rock State Park.

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 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 9:45am for a 10:00am departure with your guide and to pick up your lunch. Then, you’ll head out to see Wildcat Canyon (with its two observation decks). You’ll also visit 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 1:30pm. Book online or call (815) 220-7386.

  • April-November
  • Saturday & Sunday at 10am
  • $22/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
  • $18/person

Special Hikes (Select dates available)

Starved Rock Lodge offers special guided hikes throughout the year. Check back to see what’s coming up next. In the past, we’ve had MegaHikes, Hike for a Cure and pop-up hikes.

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