Hike and Hops: Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Park - Backpacker

Hike and Hops: Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Park

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Group: Lincoln Park REI

When: Saturday, October 21, 8 am to 6 pm

Where: Lincoln Park REI

Cost: $95 (member), $115 (non-member)


Have you always wanted to hike the areas of Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park? Join REI expert guides as we discover the canyons, waterfalls, prairies, and streams that define this unique area of Illinois. Don't miss your opportunity to explore 4-6 miles of the lesser traveled Matthiessen State Park. With stunning landscape and unique geology, Matthiessen has been a favorite of locals for decades. Lunch from a local bakery will be provided on the trail. To cap off a great day of hiking, the group will retreat to the Starved Rock Lodge for snacks and local brew before returning to the Chicago area. Transportation, lunch, and brew included. 12 years old and up (participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participation parent / responsible adult)- 21 and over for local brews (Photo ID required).

  • Learn about hiking/backpacking gear
  • Learn basic navigation
  • Learn natural history
  • Learn hiking techniques (pacing, rest step, and/or snow travel)

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