Cahokia Mounds

EASY 13 reviews

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.

3.6 miles 71 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

1 month ago

Need to remember bug spray next time! Not all trails were well marked, but I enjoyed it.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

7 months ago

It's a beautiful hike with lots to see

walking
7 months ago

Excellent walk/hike! Big cal burn/steps!!! Do the 10 mile route!

1 year ago

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.

1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Nice area and the 154 steps up Monks Mound are a real workout! It's a beautiful view from the top.

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
2 years ago

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.

hiking
3 years ago

Great place for the whole family, amazingly interesting . Must see

walking
4 years ago

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 (