Blackhawk Springs and Oak Ridge Forest Preserve Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Blackhawk Springs and Oak Ridge Forest Preserve Trail is a 9.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cherry Valley, Illinois that features a river 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.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail. We only went on the blue trail this time. The trail itself has half prairie and half forest, which created nice scenery to hike in. However, a warning for fellow hikers, there is a lot of mud on the trail of it rained the in the last few days. The bathroom is very well kept. There is a picnic area at the beginning of the trail and horses can come on to the trail as well. However, bikes aren't allow on the trail. There is a lot of snakes on the trail mostly Garter snakes which aren't poisonous or venomous.