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    Bryan Chumbley added Track - Nov 2 07:33 PM

    about 4 years ago

    Bryan Chumbley completed Overland Park Arboretum

    about 5 years ago

    Bryan Chumbley added Overland Park Arboretum

    about 5 years ago

    Bryan Chumbley completed Rock Island Trail

    about 5 years ago

    Bryan Chumbley reviewed Illinois River Bluff Trail North - Robinson Park

    about 5 years ago

    This trail provides a wonderful excursion through the bluffs along the Illinois River just North of Peoria, IL. From the trail head at Robinson park to Camp Wokanda, an old Boy Scout Camp that is now a managed by the Peoria Park District, hikers walk through a rich forest that provides access to wildlife and quiet hiking. Many sections of the trail are maintained through Eagle Scout projects through the addition of steps, small bridges, and improved trail sections. The full trail is actually a bit more than 2.0 miles if you travel all the way into Camp Wokanda to the trail head at the far north end. There are pit toilets on both ends, and if you are lucky you will find the shower house at Camp Wokanda open for flush toilets.

    My wife and I hiked the trail on Sunday (10/21/13) and the fall colors were just beginning to peak. We walked from Robinson Park to Wokanda and back for a total of 4.4 miles and about 2 hours 15 minutes with a 20 minute break in the middle. There are some very nice flat sections both at the bottom of ravines and on top of the bluff with 3 very nice uphill (and downhill) sections in both directions.

    The trails are nicely marked and there are map posts at all intersections. Maps are also available at all access points.

    Bryan Chumbley completed Illinois River Bluff Trail

    about 5 years ago