Chief Illini Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Chief Illini Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Findlay, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
905 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

hiking
5 days ago

Pretty clear and well marked. Parking areas are clean and well kept. We enjoyed the trail and will definitely hike it again.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a well marked moderately difficult trail. It’s mostly flat, but there is a hilly section about midway through and some challenging hills throughout. I was feeling it the next day after doing both the Chief Illini and the little chief for 13.2 miles total. About 4 miles in the trail gets a little difficult to follow for about .25-.5 mile. There are several areas with trees blocking the trail and a couple of washed out footbridges that were a bit difficult to get around. Took about 5.5 hours to complete both hikes beginning at Eagle Creek and ending at Lone Point.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago