Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail

EASY 4 reviews

Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail is a 7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Johnsonville, IL that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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.

7.0 miles 67 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running







Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area has 3 trails, an 8.5 mile equestrian trail around the area, a 3 mile loop trail, and a 2 mile out and back trail. All trails are easy to follow and well mapped. Loop and out and back trails are very easy to follow taking you through the park along the lake. Nice area with well maintained trails and campground.

1 year ago

Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail and Equestrian Trail located in South-central IL. These trails are well maintained with very light traffic. There are three trails in the park; an 8.5 mile Equestrian trail, a 3.5 mile nature trail, and a 4.5 mile out and back hiking trail. The trails are wide and well maintained with a host of wildlife to be seen. It is a nice trail for leasure or day hiking.

1 year ago

Okay trail if you're already close by, but don't go out of your way to get here.

3 years ago

Nice wide trails. Pine one is more scenic than Fox Run. But Fox run is more challenging.

4 years ago

Nice park located in south central IL. Trails are well maintained with very light traffic. 3 trails consisting of 1 double loop trail, and out and back trail and a longer equestrian trail.