Fox Ridge State Park Loop Trail

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Fox Ridge State Park Loop Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charleston, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

rocky

Combination of trails at Fox Ridge State Park

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Has some maintenance that should probably be addressed but all was passable and we enjoyed the 5 mile hike with our 4 kiddos!

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4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

A well maintained trail generally for beginners. Attempted the Nature's Corner loop but had to backtrack when trail was lost due to heavy leaves and low traffic due to a bridge being out. The trails are generally flat along ravines or ridges except for 3-4 steep descents and climbs between the two.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

hiking
Saturday, December 05, 2015

hiking
Friday, August 28, 2015

Really enjoyed hiking here. The two areas where it said 'bridge out, proceed at your on risk' were the most fun. Not a hard trail but there are a few areas where trees were down. Just made it more fun.
They are currently doing some work to shore up ledges. Awesome work!

hiking
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

We have hiked this park several times and we always love it! It's maintained fairly well; we did encounter some blowdown and a bridge out, but we maneuvered through it all just fine. I probably wouldn't label the trails as "very difficult" but there are quite a few steps. It's a beautiful state park only an hour from us.