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#28 of 129 state parks in Illinois

Best trails in Eldon Hazlet State Park

66 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Eldon Hazlet State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

This park has one of the largest campgrounds in Illinois. The park is named after Eldon Hazlet who was the first president of the Kaskaskia Valley Association. The association constructed this reservoir and recreational complex. Visitors enjoy the camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife and more. There is a $5 fee for camping at the park.

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Map of trails in Eldon Hazlet State Park
Park information
Acreage:
3000 acres
Contact
(618) 594-3015
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Top trails (4)
#1 - Cherokee Trail Loop
Eldon Hazlet State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 55 m
Cherokee trails are broken into 3 loops. Loop 1 is about 1.2 miles and loops 2 and 3 are about .8 miles each. Loop 2 and 3 share a common leg for a short distance. Loop 3 also shares a leg with PawneeShow more
#2 - Kaskaskian Trail
Eldon Hazlet State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
Kaskaskian trail is an easy, flat trail through a mixture of forest and prairie areas. The trail offers beautiful wildflowers, butterflies and lots of mushrooms along the trail.Show more
#3 - Pawnee Trail
Eldon Hazlet State Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 30 m
Pawnee trail shares a leg with Cherokee trail loop 3 along a paved path to an old cemetery of early settlers in the area. It shares another leg on the other side of the loop with Kaskaskian trail. TheShow more
#4 - Illini Trail
Eldon Hazlet State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 39 m
Illini Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carlyle, Illinois and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is accessibleShow more