Once selected, you’ll want to scroll down to the bottom of the listing and download the hike. Each listing will show it’s ﬁle size, contingent upon how much audio and photo listings are found in the tour.
HERE’S HOW TO GET THE APP AND START YOUR TOUR:
Now you’re on the way to enjoying your virtual hike! If you’re wanting to use it in-person, you’ll ﬁnd directions on where to park and the best place to begin your tour. Each tour includes a map that displays your GPS location, and thorough directions to take you towards the next point of interest. You can use the ‘Previous Stop’ and ‘Next Stop’ to cycle through the points of interest. These tours provide more than just interpretive text, on several trails you’ll be treated to guided audio clips that give you park history, geological info and directions to your next site. Occasionally, you’ll also ﬁnd video clips that show you seasonal park sites, like the arrival of bald eagles and the thrill of ice climbing. The Prairie State Conservation Coalition says more trails are coming soon, so stay tuned for future updates!
STEP 1: Head to the app store on your iPhone or Android device and search ‘Prairie State Hike App’. The app itself cost 99 cents, but provides hours upon hours of enjoyment in some of the state’s best natural treasures. STEP 2: You’ll want to select the Northeast Illinois region, where you’ll ﬁnd the seven guided tours in Starved Rock Country. STEP 3: Select your desired guided hike, sorted by distance, grade, estimated hike time and points of interest.
For more information on the The Prairie State Hike App, head to: www.prairiestateconservation.org/pscc/hikeapp/
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