Explore the best trails in Illinois with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

walking

birding

kid friendly

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running

dogs on leash

nature trips

river

lake

mountain biking

road biking

fishing

cross country skiing

wheelchair friendly

snowshoeing

horseback riding

camping

canoeing

dog friendly

beach

waterfall

no dogs

cave

scenic driving

rock climbing

fly fishing

whitewater kayaking

backpacking

trail locations for Illinois

Great area with many trails. Will def. return to see the Bald Eagles

Beautiful, but we got lost a million times. Not a super "easy" trail. We went in the dead of summer (training for fall trail race) so of course things were very overgrown, and it was in the 90's :) Be prepared with water, food, and a cell phone! Check for ticks.

hiking
4 days ago

This was an easy trail that took you next to the bluffs and you could see the openings of where the mines used to be - this trail led to the Newman Trailhead and to the Salt Lick point trail

7 days ago

Challenging fun.

Great views - nice trails

trail running
11 days ago

Did a trail run here & loved it!

We went on a chilly day in November. It was beautiful and so peaceful. We saw 2 huge herons in the water.

12 days ago

Short, easy trail. It's quite a drive but it's definitely worth it for the view.

Not a bad walk. Nice terrain, interesting geography. Kids enjoyed it.

it is a great hike for short hikes, it is also nearby so that is a plus. I wish I had a good hiking partner to share in the fun.

Nice late fall walk. A bit monotonous, but good easy walk with lots of woods.

It's a beatiful, peaceful and quite trail. We recommend this trail for a romantic hand held experience