Allerton Park Trail

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Allerton Park Trail is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Monticello, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

4.5 miles 173 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Allerton is a National Natural Landmark. Trail are through forest and along the Sangamon River.

hiking
23 days ago

Not much of a hike, pretty flat. You can see dear here and there's a river that's sometimes empty or sometimes full. It's clean out there but to be honest there's not much of a view ever. Considering the location it's one of the better ones but overall on all the trails I've hiked its boring and uneventful.

hiking
24 days ago

1 month ago

Definitely the best hiking trail around Champaign-Urbana. It's tucked away from the interstate and is very quiet.

backpacking
1 month ago

4 months ago

Fantastic !

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great place to visit. We brought a sack picnic with a nice merlot

6 months ago

7 months ago

very peaceful and easy hiking

hiking
8 months ago

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1 year ago

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hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful fall day. Trails were dry and easy to hike.

hiking
2 years ago

http://allerton.illinois.edu/wp-content/themes/allerton/downloads/APRC_map_brochure_spring2010.pdf

walking
4 years ago

Beautiful trails. I recommend parking on the South side of the park if you are going specifically for the hiking. There are a total of6 walking trails but you cannot access all from one side. You can access 3 on the south side and 3 on the north side. We chose to do the south side. It was absolutely beautiful. It was a nice change of scenery (tall trees and thick landscape rather than dry, flat, corn fields). Not a difficult walk by any means but it's a nice morning activity. We completed all 3 trails on the south side within 2 1/2 hours (with stopping for lunch and to take pictures). Nice easy getaway from the mundane :)

hiking
5 years ago

Trail starts near Allerton Mansion and goes through impressive gardens. Then through thick forest and by river. Lots of deer and Red Headed Woodpeckers.