25 days ago

It was a nice trail with but needs a lot of overdue trail maintenance. Even with gps maps we still got lost several times. If the trails were better maintained it would be a definite 5 star!
Did the full hike with a 9 and 11 year old. The mosquitos were horrible. I always try nondeet sprays first but even with deep woods off they were bad. This is sometimes unavoidable in Illinois.
We plan on coming back but with no kids and no dog. Our dog was covered in every type of weed and burs because the trail was overgrown in several spots.