great for walking, not what I would consider a hike.

do not follow the ma
misleading. stay on the museum side of trail. very pretty but short. lots of beautiful wildlife! all the deer made the short trail ride worth it!

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

I was here with family on 8/20/17, one hot day with heat index over 100 degrees. We all did Monk's Mound and then we split up as some could do much more than my Dad & I. By the way, there are 146 stairs to the top of Monk's Mound. It's worth the climb, just be warned if it's hot out, the stairs' railing was super hot to the touch.
Place was great and when it was too hot, the visitor center had a nice museum, movie and gift shop. I hope to do more next time, when it's not so hot

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2 months ago

Loved the area - had a lot more real hiking trails than I anticipated although the signage was not very good - it's best to have a trail map before heading out.

easy... i love the deer and wild turkey. i always encounter them here.

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3 months ago

Great walk with family. Wonderful history lesson. Nice paved walkways. Steep climb to top of Monk's Mound. Nice view though.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

on Cahokia Mounds

5 months ago

6 months ago

Gorgeous views, level ground, and lots of persimmon trees. Watch out for flooding in early summer.

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8 months ago