Starved Rock State Park Winter Hiking Tour


$125 for REI Members

$145 for non-members

Registration closed


  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 16
  • Group size 10 people

Winter is here! Time to hit the trail, breathe in some fresh air, and explore the frozen canyons of Starved Rock State Park. One of our favorite places to explore this time of year, this trail system gives us access to frozen waterfalls, geologic wonders, and stunning overlooks of the Illinois River. If we're lucky, we might even cross paths with a bald eagle. Following this beginner friendly trail system, we'll hike 5 miles at a relaxed pace, learning all about the surrounding ecosystem along the way. We'll also share tips for staying comfortable while hiking, and offer insight on planning your own hikes any time of year. So grab your day pack, lace up those boots and we'll see you at the trailhead!

  • Learn to adapt basic hiking skills to the winter environment
  • Learn about local venues that are great for winter hiking
  • Catered lunch provided
  • Transportation provided to and from Starved Rock State Park

What to bring with you

Meet at

Lincoln Park REI

905 West Eastman St, Chicago, IL 60642

Activity location

Starved Rock State Park
Map image of Starved Rock State Park

More directions and information

If you have any questions, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 9 am - 5 pm @ 312-929-3047; or Friday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ 312-834-3734; or by email at - All of these are monitored mailbox.