Easy trails here, but don't go on a hot day, there is no shade. Not much to see unless you get a chance look at a bison, which is pretty unique.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago

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4 months ago

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8 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!