Espenscheid Forest Preserve Loop Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Espenscheid Forest Preserve Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cherry Valley, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.1 miles
49 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running



4 months ago

Not bad for a trail close to Rockford but should be rated easy instead of moderate. Flat and wide, level trail. Nice sections along Kishwaukee River. Worth your time.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Trail along river is very wet and muddy. Waterproof shoes recommended. Much of area is a flood plain and looks like it will be very buggy so replant is recommended. My hike was 4.4 miles. But there was a loop that had so deep water to cross which might make it the 5.1 as advertised. Many trail options. Was pleasant hike. Had my little Dog with me and he did fine.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Not a bad park. I love to go here for a short ride but still give me a good workout.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 06, 2014

Nice single track, I have alot of fun everytime i go, love this place!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not to bad for a close place to go but not very hard

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016