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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
121 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

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
24 days ago

Stunning place!!!

hiking
9 months ago

Sculptures along the trail are cool. Trail is flat and not strenuous.

hiking
11 months 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.

11 months ago

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

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fantastic !

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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

Sunday, July 31, 2016

very peaceful and easy hiking

hiking
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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

hiking
Monday, May 26, 2014

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

walking
Sunday, April 22, 2012

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
Thursday, March 08, 2012

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

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