Nice walk through the prairie. Long hike to the bison.

Great trail. there was no one on it when I was. Led to the Buffalo look out trail where we were able to see them.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked this trail this morning. The trail starts and ends on a grassy earth trail, but the middle wing is part of the Midewin West Side Trail: packed earth. Good views of the prairie and quite a few birds. be warned: Wild Parsnip is infiltrating the area and it is nasty.

road biking
2 months ago

We took a troop of Scouts on a bike hike. The gravel trail was smooth, but be sure to slime the tires: thorns can be treacherous. As you approach the Iron Bridge Trailhead, you may have a chance to see bison.

Good trails. Bison are great to see when they are in view. Wonderful to go hiking and enjoy the beauty of nature.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Is different, beautiful. There's actually more trails off River rd. When you see a "game farm" sign you need to turn the opposite way on boathouse road.. you want to go north on boathouse. There is only 1 small hard to see sign. All the western trails are here. Beware of Ticks, spray and keep to center of trails. Prairie Creek was a nice short trail with a pond outlook in some semi-dense forest. Henslow trail is the long one in the west of the park. You are out in the prairie for the whole thing, bring water, the sun will destroy you! But it is worth it.... mowed grass trail that goes right thru the heart of the prairie.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Led a group of Cub Scouts along the Group 63 Trail Loop. The ranger was able to show the boys a Cold War era bunker and we did spy bison at a distance with binoculars. Great Day!

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

I went by myself one day, It was decent but nothing too extrodinary. I suppose it was because if the trail I took. I would ask the visitors office for a more specific trail to what your looking for and you'd probably enjoy it much more

hiking
Thursday, January 14, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Yes, lots of Ticks. We took the Group 63 Interim Trail. It was great fun exploring the old bunkers, though the cows pasturing in the area earlier left us lots of "presents". Great trail for a nice day.

Monday, June 01, 2015

I ran the Twin Oaks loop trail. It is passable most of the 5.3 miles but the south western portion was overgrown to the point where the knee high weeds are slapping into you. Also, I suspect a hog farm is nearby.