Trillium Trail: The best spring wildflower hiking spot in southern Illinois

Take a breath of fresh air at Giant City State Park

It’s about time to break out your hiking shoes and hit the trail.

This Heartland Weekend we suggest you take a breath of fresh air along Trillium Trail.

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Turns out, it’s one of the best hiking spots in southern Illinois to enjoy spring wildflowers.

Around each turn, this 2-mile trail offers beautiful views.

3 Impressive Features

  • The sandstone bluffs along the trail tower 80 to 100 feet above the forest floor. They are judged by geologists to be around 250 million years old.
  • See water rush through Stonefort Creek after a good rain. It runs into the Big Muddy River.
  • You’ll find up to twenty different wildflowers blooming along the trail during the spring. Look for pink Wild Geranium, purple Larkspur, white Trout Lily, yellow Celandine Poppy, and of course, purple and white Trillium. But don’t pick them!

CLICK HERE for a closer look at what to see along Trillium Trail.