Forest Nature Center Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

Forest Nature Center Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peoria Heights, IL. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

4.0 miles 636 feet Loop

hiking

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

nature walks with toddlers are the best!

2 months ago

2 months ago

Doesn't allow pets, not a fan

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Several different loops to choose from varying in difficulty.

hiking
4 months ago

This park has a few trails to hike. Beautiful park!

hiking
6 months ago

This is a hidden gem in the Peoria area. There are a lot of hills and good overlooks of the Illinois River.

8 months ago

8 months ago

very nice walk..alot of trees down from wind..

hiking
1 year ago

Forest Park Trail: Pimiteoui. 1.25 mil out and back.
Excellent trail, well maintained. Away from the regular trails so less traveled.
Wx. Warm, dry
Trail. Hard pack dirt, well maintained. Ends at a parking area with water fountain.
Blaze. Well marked, obvious.

hiking
1 year ago

Excellent conditions on the trail.

1 year ago

Great hike for the whole family and the nature center was a nice stop after the hike.

hiking
2 years ago

Awesome trail! Well kept and beautiful! The difficult trails were a nice "challenge".
You hike three different level, easy, medium, difficult and all are clearly marked.

trail running
3 years ago

Forest Park is one of the better maintained trails I've been on (in my limited experience). There are a variety of paths you can combine to make longer and shorter distances depending on what you want to go for. With flat stretches and some significant hills, it's good for trail running but you may end up walking/hiking parts of it. Overall one of my favorite to date.

hiking
3 years ago

Forest Park is perhaps the best hiking area in central Illinois. The river bluffs provide numerous hills to get your heart rate up if that's your interest. If not, there are valley loop trails that are relatively level and somewhat wheel chair accessible. The woods are filled with deer, squirrels, wild turkeys and many varieties of birds. There are quite a few trails that can be combined to create just about any length of hike. My wife and I frequently hike a series of trails that is 3.5 miles long with about 650 ft of elevation gain.

hiking
3 years ago

Inmerse in the city, it's the best place you can go if you live in Peoria. Nice views, you can see deers, squirrels and birds all the time. Medium level trails. The visitors center provides a lot of info (thanks to those guys by the way)

hiking
4 years ago

7.3 miles of interconnected trails, from wheelchair accessible to straight up the bluff. All creek crossings are bridged. Well maintained, grab a map before you head out, as the number of intersections can make navigating confusing. No dogs allowed. Restrooms are only open when the building is staffed (9-5 Mon- Sat, 1-5 Sun).