Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Prairie du Rocher, Illinois that features a river 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 December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
1 month ago

Loess hill praire. Great views to the west and south.

hiking
1 month ago

Was an ok hike after you get up the 200 plus steps at the beginning but very short - there is lots of potential here to add more trails but at this point there is only one and it was kind of overgrown in spots

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

The second half of the trail is a little overgrown, but it provides some good views of the midwest farm land. If you are in good cardiovascular shape, it makes for a fun, quick jog.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

It was super fun, lots of animals were out. The trail was very grown up and the end and beginning are very steep. I really enjoyed this trial!!

6 months ago

8 months ago

Great views of the Mississippi valley

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

Did some field work here as a graduate student. The first part is a steep nearly vertical climb but it's rolling hills once you're on top of the bluffs and among the prairies. You get a great view of the Mississippi flood plain and local farmland.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

First part is steep climb, but then is flat. Great Trail!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

tough but great!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful Views and great workout

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Stairs definitely make it easier to get to the top, narrow in some places and loose rock on way down..but my 3 year old nephew walked most of it alone with no issues. Beautiful views and path easy to follow. Whole family loved it.

hiking
Sunday, October 18, 2015

Great hike through the woods with beautiful views from the bluffs! The dogs enjoyed it too!

hiking
Thursday, October 01, 2015

The trail is actually rated as extreme difficulty. We went up the stairs first, which really gets your heart pumping and blood flowing and also makes you want to turn around, but the views are definitely worth it. Lots of loose rocks on the path down. Other than that it's a great workout!