Garden of the Gods - Illinois - ***Postponed****

  • May 16, 2009 · 8:00 AM


With the forecast calling for showers this weekend, we are going to have to postpone the Garden of the gods until later this summer. Rock -hopping on wet rocks is just an invitation for broken bones smile

Come check out one of the coolest areas north of Kentucky. The Garden of the Gods in Illinois has unique rock formations and incredible overlooks. You can read more at this website The new outdoor adventure meetup for Nashville is heading up the same day so we will meet up with them at the park.

Hike Stats

Meeting time: 8 AM
Hike Distance: 5.5 miles (this site is more about the overlooks and rock hopping)
Difficulty: moderate

Well behaved dogs are welcome - This trip involves rock hopping and overlooking cliffs so it probably isn't the best option for dogs, but I didn't see any restrictions on the parks website.

People traveling from Bowling Green will meet up at 8:00 in the parking lot of the new Walmart (Morgantown Road) and then carpooling/ caravan to GOTG.

Although you can camp if you want, the trip is planned as a day trip. It takes about 3 hours to get there from Bowling Green so we will drive up in the morning and then enjoy the park for the afternoon.

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  • matt w.

    To continue my rambling, At Cave in Rock, you can take a ferry back across the river to the Ky side. From there, take the roads back to Henderson. It will shave a few miles off the return trip. Phil , give me a shout, I have a great book on all the outlaws that have used the cave. Its really just a huge roakshelter, but has some awesome history!

    May 2, 2009

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