Forest Glen Preserve and Harry 'Babe' Woodyard State Natural Area Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Danville, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Best trail within an hours drive of Champaign Urbana. Rugged, steep sections, outstanding place, wish it was closer to home.
Lots of small trails with some interesting parts. I brought my two boys (8&10) and they were fine. Lots of deer so look out for them. You can get fairly close.
Great place learn the ropes of backpacking. Multiple stream crossings and small bridges. Largely flat and easy, though some terrain can get pretty technical, especially when muddy. Trails are well marked, though may require some detours or bushwhacking due to fallen trees, washed out bridges, or high waters.
Nice trails. Good cover from trees while hiking near the vermillion river. Some primitive camp spots out in the trees that are fairly secluded. Some of the trails are steep in spots but not for long runs. Great beginner course for someone wanting to get into backpacking. Plenty of places to filter water. The river is nice to just jump into during the heat of summer. Nice option for central Illinois.
Nice lake. Decent trails.