River Bluff Trail Loop

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River Bluff Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ottawa, IL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.6 miles 72 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips





wild flowers

4 months ago

A well maintained and clean park. The trails are not very challenging. There is apparently a firing range nearby as we heard consistent gunshots. Not really what we wanted to hear when hiking.

6 months ago

Enjoyable and peaceful

7 months ago

Nice views of river and bluffs.

1 year ago

1 year ago

A small state park with a nice short trail along the IL River. The trail is well maintained with gravel and easily accessible.

3 years ago

It's a nice small park, ideal for a family picnic. There's a deck with a nice view of the river, and a few easy trails.

6 years ago

It's a nice park, not a ton of hiking. Some nice overlooks of the Illinois River. There are Effigy Mounds to look at along a flat hike. These were made in the 20th century. Also, there is a live buffalo to see. If you're a cyclist, you could ride up from the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail.