Castle Rock North Trails is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oregon, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
We had an awesome time on this trail!
The trails offer plenty of wild flowers to view and some nice open ranges as well. The hike itself is actually harder than many trails as there are several elevation changes.
Canoeing south from downtown Oregon to Grand Detour is awesome. Takes about 4 hours. Camping at Castle Rock State Park campgrounds is by canoe only. Peaceful, serene. Not busy. Rock River is a bit muddy and smelly, however. It's downstream from industry.