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We have officially been moved to Tier 1 Mitigations. The Main Dining Room and Back Door Lounge will be open for dine in service at 25% capacity. Reservations are required. Table seating is limited for four guests or less. The Cafe will also be open and have seating at 25% capacity. Weddings and meetings are allowed for up to 25 guests or 25% or room capacity (whichever is less). Click here to see details of Region 2’s Tier 1 Resurgence Mitigations from the Illinois Dept. of Public Health and Governor JB Pritzer’s Restore Illinois Program.

Hungry Hikers Welcomed Here!

Trailheads is closed for the season. See you in mid-March of 2021!

Fuel up for your outdoor adventure with a bite to eat at Trailheads. Located in the Starved Rock Visitor Center, Trailheads offers a full-service menu of tasty favorites such as soft pretzels and nachos to sweet treats, including our homemade fudge and Artisan ice cream.

& Menu

Open Sat/Sun, Jan. 2 & 3 from Noon-4pm | View Menu

Grab a snack, a cold drink and a t-shirt!

Please follow social distancing rules as you enter. Face masks are required for entry. Carry-out service is offered with an outdoor patio just steps away. Trailheads has something for everyone. Menu items range from tasty favorites like Mac & Cheese Nuggets to BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, ice cream, corn dogs and more. We even offer a Little Hikers menu for the kids! Shop for the best Starved Rock apparel and souvenirs here, too.


Sweets, treats & more

Make the most of summer and order a waffle cone filled with soft serve ice cream or take home a few pieces of our delicious fudge. Trailheads also offers a wide variety of specialty items including artisan ice cream and fudge made right here at the Lodge, candied nuts, snow cones and funnel cakes.

Other Dining Options

  • Lodge Restaurant

    Indoor dining is currently not allowed due to COVID-19. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are still available.
    Order your carry-out at the Host Stand or call (815) 220-7321.

  • Back Door Lounge

    Indoor seating is not available at this time.
    Limited bar service is offered during business hours.

  • The Veranda

    Outdoor dining (11am-8pm daily, weather permitting) and handcrafted drinks with a panoramic view.

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