Loud Thunder Forest Preserve is a 2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Illinois City, IL that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
cross country skiing
Fantastic trail with plenty of challenges, wildlife and scenery. Loud Thunder is one of the best kept secrets in this area. This is a must do if you are in Rock Island County.
This is a neat place. Not too difficult but there is a little bit of steep terrain. The trails aren't well marked. There's about 2 miles designated to hiking but about 8 more miles of mixed trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. It was a good workout.
Nice place, trail could be better marked. Excellent fishing on the Spring before algae bloom.
Trails are not clearly marked. Was a nice hike with decent elevation changes for the Midwest. Really more than the two miles posted. If you calculate you are over twelve miles easy. In went this fall and did get to see an eight point buck cross in front of me.
Good trails which have a lot of up and down going around the lake. However, the trails are more deer trails and are not too developed.
However, there is good fishing in Lake George.