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Dayton Bluffs Ravine Hike

January 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dayton Bluffs ravine picture

Join us for a hike through Dayton Bluffs Preserve!


Join us near Ottawa at The Conservation Foundation’s 253-acre Dayton Bluffs Preserve for a guided hike focused on the site’s fascinating geology. Walk through hundreds of millions of years of Earth’s history learning about glaciers, shale, limestone, coal, and sandstone – all sedimentary rock layers from the Paleozoic Era, 250 to 550 million years ago. We will end at the Fox River and then hike back up a steep hill and past 1,000-year-old Native American burial mounds to get back to the current year 2022. We will also make a brief stop at a restored pioneer cemetery. The event is free, but is limited to 20 people as this is a very difficult walk up and down hills, and along a slippery creek through the ravine. Wear good, sturdy boots and be prepared to get them a little muddy. Led by The Conservation Foundation’s President and CEO Brook McDonald and Dayton Bluff’s Volunteer Coordinator Dave Manigold.


Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 Illinois Route 71
Ottawa, IL 61350


Saturday, January 22nd, 2022
9:00am – 12:00pm


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Approx. 2 miles round-trip

Will likely be cancelled if too much snow.



January 22, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Conservation Foundation


Dayton Bluffs Preserve
2997 Illinois Route 71
Ottawa, IL United States
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