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Acorn Avenue Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 236 ft Route type Loop

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Amir Kohanpur
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Doug Neidholdt
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Acorn Avenue Trail is a 1.7 mile loop located in the Fox Ridge SP near Charleston, Illinois. The trail quickly descends into a ravine crossing a creek before ascending a set of stairs to the ridge above. From their you cross a couple hills before doing a final descent to the creek following it back to the T in the trail taking back up the hill to the trail head. Best hiked counterclockwise. The trail is average without any special scenic areas

Stephanie Muir
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This trail was great! Just moved to the area and looking for great trails for my pups and me. They loved this trail and so did I! There was enough of a challenge with hills and all the trails in this state park are interconnected. So you can start on Acorn or any other and eventually make it through the entire park and all trails. It’s a good access point to Eagle’s Nest Overlook since that one doesn’t have an entrance point. A stream travels along with the trail as well so you can go off the path follow the stream but still go in the same direction. Definitely recommend it!

Matt Bower
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Doug Neidholdt
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Keith Myers
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Libby Trelz
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Erin Duvall
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