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Garden of the Gods, Harrisburg

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  • Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful place to visit in Illinois! Short hike to see Garden of the Gods. 
    Garden of the Gods is an incredibly beautiful place to visit in Illinois! Short hike to see Garden of the Gods.  more »
  • This place is really spectacular if you're looking for a nice hike with beautiful scenic views. As I remember the trail we were on was mostly paved and easy to navigate. 
    This place is really spectacular if you're looking for a nice hike with beautiful scenic views. As I remember the trail we were on was mostly paved and easy to navigate.  more »
  • Such a beautiful place. Never know we are still in Illinois. Such a contrast to what we normally see in the Land of Lincoln. We hiked a few of the trails, a few which were a bit muddy after 3... 
    Such a beautiful place. Never know we are still in Illinois. Such a contrast to what we normally see in the Land of Lincoln. We hiked a few of the trails, a few which were a bit muddy after 3...  more »
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  • This was a great trip for us!! We love to hike and climb. The views were amazing pictures just don't do it justice. We took our kids 12 and 5. They loved it, but definitely keep them close. I feel like this probably doesn't need to be said but everything was very high and could be dangerous without close supervision. We kept our Littles close and enjoyed nature!! 10/10 recommend!!
  • Beautiful Cliffs and the observation trail is easy to walk through. It is not even a hike. It is an easy walk, with some stairs at one spot. Worth visiting at least once, just to see the magnitude of the rocks! Camel Rock of course the picture that everyone snaps. Pretty cool. Shawnee forest has many great trails, so explore while you are down here. As far as the cliffs, at Garden of the Gods, do not fall off! It’s that simple! Enjoy the view!
  • One of the best hikes I have ever done!! I highly recommend going in the winter, we only ran into 2 other people the whole time! It was very relaxing and much needed break from daily life. It started to snow while we were at the top as well made for cool pictures & memories. This is the start of a new winter tradition! Also it wasn't to extreme of a hike easy level is what I would rate, plus bathrooms they had bathrooms at the parking lot and great places for picnics and parties.
  • Great place for a hike. From easy family hikes, to longer more challenging hikes. The views are breathtaking. Sunsets are a must! Don't rush, take your time, let mother earth say hello. There aren't a lot of campsites in the campground. The campground doesn't have a lot of trees for separation or privacy. I camped in the backpackers area. There are quite a few places to set up a tent or hammock. I hope to return to this amazing place one day.
  • This is a pretty short and easy trail with a BUNCH of viewpoints along the way of some really cool rock formations. The main view is just breathtaking- pictures really don't do it justice. We spent about an hour exploring the park but you can spend as much or as little time as you want. Nicely maintained trail throughout with a few benches along the way if needed

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