Chiseled out of the states far northern region is Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County. Nearby are other "rocky" landmarks - the mighty Rock River and the place where wagons once forded it, Rockford. Its an area of rolling plains, interesting history and recreational variety. Two lakes set off the parks 3,092 acres. Pierce Lake, with 162 acres, is a retreat for people wanting to fish, ice fish or ice skate. A second 50-acre Olson Lake is especially for swimmers. Rounding out the parks recreational options are camping, hiking, horseback trails and cross-country skiing. Whatever the season, you can be sure theres quite a bit of activity going on at Rock Cut State Park.

A good scenic hike, there are a lot of opportunities to see wildlife. I would not say that it is moderately difficult if you do any intentional walking 2-3 times a week.

2 months ago

good trail, a little muddy.

The park is beautiful but the trails are lame. It's pretty much just a beaten' path that may or may not lead to a dead end. You will probably also get lost since there aren't any maps within the trail or directions of any kind. I have a great sense of direction and I still got lost.

4 months ago

4 months ago

In Rock Cut State Park. Leisurely pace, takes 2-2.5 hours with dogs & kids.

7 months ago

8 months ago

First week of October hiking with a group of friends. We're all "city slickers",but really enjoy nature walks frequently.
I've hiked and done some exploring through Colorado, so I'm no stranger to traversing through nature!
This was a pleasant jaunt. We hiked about 5 miles out and a little off the track/trail. REALLY EASY trail, mostly flat with a few twists and turns.
Wear protection: light jacket, sunscreen, BUG well as water, snacks and the like.
You'll enjoy!

love this park on

trail running
9 months ago

10 months ago

Our family really enjoys this state park:)
The lake is awesome- huge and a very long hike if you want to go around it.
The swimming beach is small but decently kept up.
The only reservation about the trails are some are poorly marked on the map and kinda overgrown. Bring a compass and friends. Other than that, still very peaceful and worth your time.

really beautiful walk in the woods and around the lake. lots of quiet picnic nooks along the way. I wish we had planned ahead and brought a basket!

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