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.
dogs on leash
Great views of the Mississippi valley
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.
First part is steep climb, but then is flat. Great Trail!
tough but great!
Beautiful Views and great workout
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.
Great hike through the woods with beautiful views from the bluffs! The dogs enjoyed it too!
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!
Spectacular views, intense elevation climb, must see to believe, no ticks in January! So special that you will go back. Try to find the 1880 plow with trees grown thru it. Wow, best views in Illinois
Trail not marked, but easy to follow. Ascent and descent moderate difficulty. Great views towards end if you walk counter clockwise. Little overgrown in spots. Beautiful wildflowers blooming. Watch out for ticks and poison ivy.
MISERABLE hike! Trail overgrown. Not well marked. Entrance covered with trash. Tick infested. Will NOT be back!
Hiked this trail with my two children ages 5 and 11. They did great. Not really sure why this trail is rated as "extreme". The first leg of the trail is about a 250 ft ascent, then it levels until the descent. The trails were very well maintained.
Prepare for a steep climb and little else. The prairie, however, is worth the climb.
Great views, nice short hike with approx 250ft elevation change from trailhead at parking lot to top of bluffs.
Nice short hike with great views. About 250ft elevation change from trailhead to top of ridge.