Pere Marquette State Park Loop is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Grafton, IL that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Awesome overlook at the top
Good hike with nice views on the Western side. Took the family, 6 year old made it without too much trouble.
I have hiked all of the various trails through the years. Visit greatriverroad.com/pere/hikeCover.htm to see a list of trails and difficulty. Recently we hiked hickory north, fern hollow, for a 4 mile
nice lots of different trails.. up hill and.down. very pretty outlooks
Great place with Plenty to do all along highway 100. A must see..
Hiking was awesome, don't know why you call it mark twain, it is Pere Marquette state park
I absolutely love this trail! I try to hit up the old bakery brew company on the way home or fast eddies after to refuel after a long hike with friends!
This was awesome!! I can't wait to go back!!
hiked goat cliff, hickory, hickory north, fern hollow, and hickory south. awesome trail and in the area. I normally hike walker island but this will be adding this once a month. bring plenty of water and snacks.
Hiked Goat Cliff, Hickory, Hickory South. Great hike. Dry trails. Well marked. Bit overgrown in places but easy to follow.
Hiked in June, loved it! Beautiful scenery, well kept trails, geological formations a-plenty! Highly recommend for hiking and bird watching! We hiked all but one trail and found them easy to difficult. There are so many options there, however, anyone at any level could enjoy this park. Very nice!
Nice short hikes with well marked trails. There is a look out where several of the trails cross paths that looks over the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers with some great views. This is close to home for us and makes a great training ground for our 4 children while still being a fun hike for us.
Excellent trail series from short to long. Trails interconnect with easy/good markings. Buying the $1.00 color map is worth it.
Favorite place close to home! Beautiful views of the rivers. Nice shady paths. Varying levels of difficulty. Most of the trails are pretty easy however. Dog friendly.
Best to go in the winter. Eagles are plentiful. I've even seen them in a tree at the nature center/trail head.
Many different lengths and levels of difficulty although most trails are moderately rated. We brought our 5 year old son and made it to a 500ft elevation before he started complaining. Beautiful scenery with several lookout points. Wide trails, great for bird watching, especially bald eagles during the months of Nov through March. We will definitely go back.