Newton Lake Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Newton Lake Trail is a 13.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Newton, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

13.7 miles 577 feet Loop

dogs on leash



nature trips


horseback riding







Newton Lake Conservation Area in Southeaster IL. Good trail with a little distance. Hike/Horse Trail following the contour of the lake for the out hike and and almost direct route back to the start from the turn around point. Can be considered a loop trail, there is some doubling back on parts of trail. Trail is well maintained and wide, easy to follow.

2 months ago

I brought my senior dog so I couldn't go more than a couple miles before he got tired, definitely going to come back

9 months ago

great for distance hiked it in the winter. Tried to track path but battery didn't allow . lots of wildlife. just about stepped on a screech owl. Moderate trail depending on condition but a little trashy. Lots of rusting wire and farm equipment on the field borders, kinda ruined the scenic view. The view of the lake ,minus the plant barreling smoke out its stack is quite beautiful. Great trail for practicing distance without worry of getting lost.

4 years ago

Great trail with a little distance. Can be muddy after/during rain. Follows contour of the lake. Wide/well maintained trail, open to hiking and horseback riding only. Bikes are not allowed

4 years ago