Johnson Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Johnson Trail is a 3.1 mile out and back trail located near Valmeyer, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

views

From Route 3 in Waterloo, IL, take Highway 156 west, to original Valmeyer, turn north on Bluff Road. Proceed the short distance to the Rock City complex sign and turn east on Limestone Lane. The parking area is on the left.

1 month ago

Nice end to Salt lick trail, the boulders are amazing.

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1 month ago

Loved hiking this trail with the dogs. Water was in the creeks which was perfect. Really quiet, lots of trees, low traffic during the week. Didn't meet anyone else on the trail.

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7 months ago

Great warm up for Newman Trl and Salt Lick Trl!

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7 months ago

This is a super easy trail that's great for beginners or anyone who just wants to get out there and commune with nature. You can do it alone or join up to one of the other trails in the area. Salt Lick Point Trail picks up from Johnson Trail but you have to be prepared to climb for that one!

8 months ago

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8 months ago

Did both this and Salt Lick. Nice!

8 months ago

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10 months ago

This was an easy trail that took you next to the bluffs and you could see the openings of where the mines used to be - this trail led to the Newman Trailhead and to the Salt Lick point trail

11 months ago

Took my boys we really enjoyed the trails!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nice and easy unless you go to the Salt Lick trail trail. Then you have a good hill to climb but rewarded with a great view.

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Sunday, September 04, 2016

I feel this is the best way to start your hike at Salt Lick. It is an easy flat trail along the base of the bluffs through tall trees and along huge boulders. It ends at Newman trail or a steep connector trail to Salt Lick. If you start here, do the out and back to Newman Trailhead then up to Salt Lick and do half of its loop, you will get about 5.5ish miles with beautiful trails through the woods, crossing streams, the steep climbs along the bluffs. This is by far the best trifecta of trails around the StL area.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Nice add on for the other trail systems