Cahokia Mounds is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Collinsville, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
One of the greatest cities of the world, Cahokia was larger than London was in AD 1250. The Mississippians who lived here were accomplished builders who erected a wide variety of structures from practical homes for everyday living to monumental public works that have maintained their grandeur for centuries.
Need to remember bug spray next time! Not all trails were well marked, but I enjoyed it.
Great place to hike/walk with the whole family. We followed the perimeter trail which was about 5 miles. Good mix of open field and wooded trails.
It's a beautiful hike with lots to see
Excellent walk/hike! Big cal burn/steps!!! Do the 10 mile route!
Flat trail, mildly interesting. Add Monks mound with the challenge and the view and interest goes up. A good portion of the trail is mowed path through farm fields, which is the reason it is a bit tedious. Wooded areas were nice.
Nice area and the 154 steps up Monks Mound are a real workout! It's a beautiful view from the top.
Trails were hard to follow, they were not mowed. Had to keep searching for trail markers/post which are wood and hard to find because they blended into the trees.
A very pleasant hike. Multiple trail options allowed us to hike the distance that we wanted (7 miles). All routes are flat, but longer routes have stretches through the woods which are nice. Be sure to stop in the visitor's center for a map. Be sure to check out Monk's Mound. Dogs are welcome on all trails and the mound if they are leashed. We saw lots of birds and deer during our hike.
Great place for the whole family, amazingly interesting . Must see
What a neat place! You can read more about it at www.cahokiamounds.org but the gist is that this is the largest archaeological site north of Mexico. Weaving throughout the site's features are several trails that can be mixed & matched to the length you desire. Guidebooks are available for a small price (