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Starved Rock State Park

Trails and Ales 2

You all asked for an encore of our first Trails and Ales, and we're excited to annouce that it's back... and better than ever!

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Trails and Ales 2

Time & Location

Nov 17, 2019, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Starved Rock State Park, 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL 61348, USA

About the Event

You all asked for an encore of our first Trails and Ales, and we're excited to announce that it's back... and better than ever! Join Champaign Outdoors and Merrell on our second Trails & Ales adventure! This time we’re headed to Starved Rock State Park for the hike and then we’re on to Tangled Roots Brewery to enjoy a delicious lunch, beers, and brewery tour. Transportation, lunch, brewery tour, and demo shoes are all included. 

We’ll meet at Champaign Outdoors, where you will have the option of wearing a pair of demo Merrell hiking boots on the hike (your feet will thank you) . Then we’ll hop onto a bus to Starved Rock and hit the trails!

Starved Rock State Park is located in Utica, Illinois. It is Illinois’ most visited State Park with 18 deep canyons, beautiful waterfalls, and 13 miles of hiking trails. 

After the hike, we will relax with a cold brew at Tangled Roots Brewing Company, only 15 minutes from Starved Rock. Tangled Roots is a “farm to foam” beer experience, growing their hops and barley right there in Ottawa, Illinois. We will get a tour of the brewery and then enjoy a tasty lunch at their brew pub, Lone Buffalo. Merrell will host a free raffle with a great top prize, too!

All ages are welcome. Don’t wait to get your tickets! This event SOLD OUT fast the first time around.

Tickets: $45 per person (when booked by November 1st)

$50 per person (when booked after November 1st)

Tickets include transportation, demo shoes, brewery tour, and lunch.

You will need to select your lunch choice upon purchasing your ticket. Below are the available meals:

Spicy Avocado Chicken Sandwich: Grilled chicken breast topped with swiss cheese, avocado-smash, house-made pickled jalapenos, served with choice of Pub Chips or House Fries

Brewmaster BBQ Pub Burger: Aged cheddar cheese, bacon, crisp onion straws, house-made pickles, Brewmaster BBQ sauce & garlic aioli, served with choice of Pub Chips or House Fries

Crispy Chicken Salad: Mixed greens, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, hard cooked egg, chopped bacon, spicy pecans, dried cranberries, tomatoes & aged cheddar w/honey mustard dressing

3 Little Pigs: Smoked pulled pork sliders topped w/ Brewmaster BBQ Sauce, crispy fried onion rings, jalapeno slaw & choice of Pub Chips or House Fries

Margherita Flatbread/Side Salad: House-made pesto, fresh marinated tomatoes, shaved garlic, mozzarella, provolone & Pecarina Romano cheeses, served with a Side Salad


8:00am- Arrive at Champaign Outdoors to get fitted for demo hiking boots from Merrell

8:45am- Board the bus to Starved Rock State Park

11:00am- Arrive at Starved Rock State Park and hit the trails

1:30pm- Board the bus to Tangled Brewery

2:00pm- Arrive at Tangled Brewery for lunch and brewery tour 

4:30pm- Board the bus to Champaign Outdoors

6:30pm- Arrive at Champaign Outdoors

*must be 21 years old with valid ID to drink alcohol. Demo shoes are available on a first come, first served basis. 

*This event is rain or shine. Tickets are refundable up to 1 week before the event. 





  • Trails and Ales 2


    This ticket includes transportation to and from Starved Rock State Park and Tangled Roots Brewery, demo shoes from Merrell, a brewery tour, and lunch.


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