Apple River Canyon, IL
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
Mileage Hiked: 3.5 miles
Trailhead Temp: 72'F
Min. Elevation: 780'
Max Elevation: 940'
Trails Used: Pine Ridge, River Route, Tower Rock