Trips by foot, wheel and paddle.
Want to tell the world you’re off for an adventure? Strap a kayak to your car. Or a mountain bike. It’s a surefire sign that you’re off the clock and soon to be off the road. Which in Illinois means taking in some surprisingly stunning trails and waterways dotted with GPS coordinates instead of street addresses.
Explore by Location
Find trails and waterways throughout Illinois.
Kayaking Inspiration:41°19'25.1"N, 88°55'12.3"W
Illinois River at Buffalo Rock
Cliff-lined waterways, rocks jutting from the river’s edge—this is the scenic route full tilt, courtesy of the Illinois River that winds past beautifully rugged vistas before dropping you at the doorstep of Starved Rock State Park.GO HERE
Climbing Inspiration:37°30'53.28"N, 89°2'37.32"W
Whether you call it a crag, a cliff or a really big rock—Draper’s Bluff is yours to climb. Multi-pitch climbing attracts the pros, while beginners come for guided tours. Either way, you’re heading up this 10-story wall looking like a champ.GO HERE
Everything you need to get even further from the road.
Think of them as your personal Sherpas—local experts ready to set you up with everything you need for the trails and waterways here. Even if that means doing all the work for you with planned excursions that bring out the very best of each Illinois region.SEE OUTFITTERS