Bald Knob Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Bald Knob Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Alto Pass, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is best used from October until May. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
698 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

forest

views

bugs

over grown

hiking
22 days ago

This was a pretty challenging trail. You can make it into a loop by joining 201 and 201A. We chose to take 201 to the cross and the inclines were fairly steep. On the return, 201A can be found behind the visitor center. We had to walk the edge of the tree line to find it, since the signage is not visible. I really only found it by seeing the walking sticks on the ground. I'll definitely return to ascend counter-clockwise!

hiking
1 month ago

One of the more difficult trails in the area due to its steepness, which is what has always intrigued me about it. Saw some fresh bobcat tracks in the snow.