Back in February we hiked a group of trails south of Selma that included the Jeffrey Loop trail, Little Falls Loop trail and a connector trail that we called the Illinois River trail. Although all 3 trails combined are under five miles total, it was still a nice new hike for us that allowed various access spots to the beautiful Illinois River.
|First view of the low but beautiful Illinois river|
Suffice to say, the river was very low on this Autumn hike but still beautiful. By being at such a low level, the Little Falls were actually a waterfall instead of a roaring narrow chute of water as it was in February.
|Little Falls - actually visible as a waterfall in Autumn|
Glenn & Carol
|Panoramic view of the Illinois river from the trail|
|View upstream during our break along the Little Falls Loop trail segment|
|Katie after enjoying a dip and swim in the Illinois river|
|A Pitcairn cairn appears again along a trail we hiked|
|View of the upper portion of the Illinois River|