Illinois River Bluff Trail

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Illinois River Bluff Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Peoria, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.0 miElevation gain748 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlife
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briana schmiers
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Andrew Rollwitz
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HikingGreat!Icy

The route that I took on this trail was nice and short. It is a great walk for anyone wanting to get out into the woods for a short hike. The area is beautiful and almost like a small gorge. It’s amazing to think that this is behind a neighborhood.

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John Zimdars
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Great Trail !

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Jennifer Oetzel
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Shawn Oetzel
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Nice work out - decent elevation for Illinois - really beautiful area

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Adam Cross
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Emily Jacob-Rudesill
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This is a great trail. Maintained really well, clearly marked, great views. It is hilly in spots, but I love the challenge. I would love to try the entire trail soon when I don't have my kid on my back.

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Megan Sack
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E Gramma
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Tina Snider
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Lynne Anderson
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Lots of lovely fall colors and great views.

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Don Reed
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My wife and I did this hike yesterday and it was amazing. Saw a few deer and may different bird species. Camp Wokanda was fun to explore as well. The elevation change is nice for central Illinois

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Jeffrey Meeker
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Spectacular trail. Reminds me of a trail in the middle Appalachians - Maryland or Pennsylvania - or trails in eastern or southern Kentucky. Or trails in the Ozarks. Hilly and wooded. Starts out with a descent down steps and bridges to a river. Then cross the river and go up a hill. Walk along the ridge. Then cross a gorgeous bridge and enter a plateau forest. Then descend again to a river. At that point you reach the outskirts of Camp Wokanda. You can either turn left and go straight to Camp Wokanda or cross the river and go up a hill and then down again to Camp Wokanda. We learned something at Camp Wokanda. When we got near to it, we saw blue tubes all over the woods going into and out of trees. We wondered what they were. When we got into Camp Wokanda, they had a board that explained that it was how they get the sap for maple syrup. No more buckets, instead they use the blue tube and pressure. I cannot recommend this hike enough. Beautiful woods. Beautiful scenery. Camp Wokanda was beautiful. As with other trails in the Peoria area, hard to believe you are in Illinois, but instead feels like you are in Missouri, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, or New York, somewhere hilly, not flat like Illinois mostly is.

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Cliff Laine
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Fun time with beautiful colors.

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Alisha Woodson
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James McNair
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Laura Smith
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One of my favorite hikes in the Peoria area! Well maintained with few people. Hardest part for me is the stairs/hill combo near Camp Wokanda if you're going in the direction towards Detweiler.

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Andrew Rollwitz
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Beautiful walk in the woods. There are many places where you can stop and have some lunch. Make sure to hike to the end where the boy scout camp is. There is a picnic table and it was fun to roam through the camp itself. Happy Trails!

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Kris Reuter
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best hiking experience I have had so far!

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Terry Bent
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Nice variety, well maintained trails all under trees with good slopes. We continued around wakonda area and enjoyed that loop beyond the lake. Highly recommend!

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Lynne Anderson
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Lots of great views but it could stand to be marked a little better.

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Monica Lee
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Lynne Anderson
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Beautiful trail and well maintained.

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Tina Snider
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Gautam Sasi
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Easy hike, not many people on the way so a good retreat in case you're looking for one. Ends up at Camp Wokanda, and there are a lot of small side trails there as well to explore

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Monica Lee
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Monica Lee
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Terri Osmulski
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Very maintained and well marked trail. As others have said, significant elevation changes throughout but easily recovered. Thank you Andrew Boen for the rest benches after climbing that hill! The bridge is out at one section but the reroute was easily done.

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