Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prairie du Rocher, IL that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from March until December.

1.6 miles 250 feet Loop

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

Did some field work here as a graduate student. The first part is a steep nearly vertical climb but it's rolling hills once you're on top of the bluffs and among the prairies. You get a great view of the Mississippi flood plain and local farmland.

hiking
1 month ago

First part is steep climb, but then is flat. Great Trail!

2 months ago

tough but great!

3 months ago

Beautiful Views and great workout

6 months ago

1 year ago

Stairs definitely make it easier to get to the top, narrow in some places and loose rock on way down..but my 3 year old nephew walked most of it alone with no issues. Beautiful views and path easy to follow. Whole family loved it.

hiking
1 year ago

Great hike through the woods with beautiful views from the bluffs! The dogs enjoyed it too!

hiking
1 year ago

The trail is actually rated as extreme difficulty. We went up the stairs first, which really gets your heart pumping and blood flowing and also makes you want to turn around, but the views are definitely worth it. Lots of loose rocks on the path down. Other than that it's a great workout!

1 year ago

Spectacular views, intense elevation climb, must see to believe, no ticks in January! So special that you will go back. Try to find the 1880 plow with trees grown thru it. Wow, best views in Illinois

hiking
2 years ago

Trail not marked, but easy to follow. Ascent and descent moderate difficulty. Great views towards end if you walk counter clockwise. Little overgrown in spots. Beautiful wildflowers blooming. Watch out for ticks and poison ivy.

hiking
3 years ago

MISERABLE hike! Trail overgrown. Not well marked. Entrance covered with trash. Tick infested. Will NOT be back!

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked this trail with my two children ages 5 and 11. They did great. Not really sure why this trail is rated as "extreme". The first leg of the trail is about a 250 ft ascent, then it levels until the descent. The trails were very well maintained.

hiking
3 years ago

Prepare for a steep climb and little else. The prairie, however, is worth the climb.

hiking
4 years ago

Great views, nice short hike with approx 250ft elevation change from trailhead at parking lot to top of bluffs.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice short hike with great views. About 250ft elevation change from trailhead to top of ridge.