Kickapoo State Park Trail

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Kickapoo State Park Trail is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakwood, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
721 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This 5k (3.1 Mile) trail also known as "Clear Pond" loops along the edge of Clear Lake in Kickapoo State Park. Clear Lake is the same body of water that Kickapoo Landing (restaurant and boat rental) is located on. As such, you can look down and sometimes see kayaks, and canoes on the lake. You can also scuba dive in their very deep lakes.

hiking
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hiking
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walking
2 months ago

I walked the 7 mile Out and Back trail when very few people were in the park. This would be a fantastic trail to run. The first mile is a wide open trail cut through the tall grass and bushes. The next five miles are primarily walked in the forest with a wide trail. The trail is easy to follow with mile markers every .25 miles. Very flat. Few tree roots on the trail. Great trail.

3 months ago

hiking
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trail running
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hiking
11 months ago

walking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 23, 2016

walking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Good time!

hiking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

Lots of hiking and fishing options. Don't miss out on the smallmouth fishing in the river.

canoeing
Thursday, January 14, 2016

A good kayaking trip for what you can find in Illinois.

hiking
Monday, May 25, 2015

Meh. Not much to offer for scenery; trails were a little confusing to follow because there were so many paths that went off the trail; lots of overgrowth; wasn't a difficult hike at all.

Pros: not overly crowded.

Glad I tried a new park, but probably won't be back anytime soon.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

hiking
Monday, September 16, 2013

This 3.1 mile trail is called Clear Lake Trail. It follows Clear Lake around to the north out and around Emerald Pond. Some difficult places but for the most part it is a nice trail. There is a section that looks like it goes through a haunted section.....but during the day no biggie. (should not be out there at night anyway.) Toward the end there is quite a drop off to the right which gives you a nice view of the Middle Fork River. Trail is well marked - and takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.