Loud Thunder Forest Preserve Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Illinois City, Illinois that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

washed out

Fantastic trail with plenty of challenges, wildlife and scenery. Loud Thunder is one of the best kept secrets in this area. This is a must do if you are in Rock Island County.

hiking
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

This is a neat place. Not too difficult but there is a little bit of steep terrain. The trails aren't well marked. There's about 2 miles designated to hiking but about 8 more miles of mixed trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. It was a good workout.

fishing
Friday, January 02, 2015

Nice place, trail could be better marked. Excellent fishing on the Spring before algae bloom.

hiking
Monday, November 11, 2013

Trails are not clearly marked. Was a nice hike with decent elevation changes for the Midwest. Really more than the two miles posted. If you calculate you are over twelve miles easy. In went this fall and did get to see an eight point buck cross in front of me.

hiking
Friday, April 26, 2013

Good trails which have a lot of up and down going around the lake. However, the trails are more deer trails and are not too developed.

However, there is good fishing in Lake George.