I wish there was a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. Sadly, there is not. However, there is one Missouri hike that will reward your efforts with the sight of an abandoned rock quarry and it's worth the trip.
Normally, the more beautiful the hike the more difficult it is to do. This Illinois hike is the exception. It's a short hike that just about anyone can do, but it takes you through scenic and massive rock canyon walls.
If you don't mind being a little daring, there's a hike you can do in Illinois that will take you across one of the most scenic structures in the state. It's a 90 foot stone bridge and there are no railings to hold onto.