Apple River Canyon Hike Route Map

Apple River Canyon State Park

Located up near the Wisconsin border in beautiful Jo Daviess County, Apple River Canyon had all the credentials to be a truly spectacular place. Unfortunately, since this hike followed two truly spectacular trips to Matthiesson and Maquoketa Caves, I was effectively setting myself up to be disappointed. The first three-quarters of the hike were pretty uneventful; just another walk in the woods. I managed to find a few interesting things to do towards the end, however...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  42.447583, -90.052116

Route Type:  Double Loop

Difficulty:  MODERATE  (Petzoldt Rating:  4.20 )

Mileage Hiked: 3.5 miles

Trailhead Temp: 72'F

Min. Elevation: 780'

Max Elevation: 940' 

Total Elevation Gain:  350'

Trails Used:  Pine Ridge, River Route, Tower Rock


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