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Ferguson Forest Preserve is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Shirland, Illinois that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.2 mi Elevation gain 36 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Running

River

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Photos (13)
Recordings (8)
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Rebecca O'Brien
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Very nice morning walk that took about 2 hours with many stops to observe. There's lots of wildlife, from frogs to birds to insects, and native prairie plants. The path is well maintained, but there are no direction signs so it would be easy to go in a loop. Wear waterproof shoes as the grass path is extremely wet. Bug spray is a *must*; bring it with as you may need to reapply.

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Michelle Brady
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Hiking

Trail became too flooded to continue. I will come back to try it out once it dries up some more.

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Sydney Baldwin
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I go here regularly for the bird watching. There are also turtles, otters, and wonderful wildflowers.

Samantha Nash
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Samantha Nash
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David M.
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Dawn Witcher
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Kirsten Williamson
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John Cowan
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