Middle Fork Forest Preserve Loop Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Middle Fork Forest Preserve Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Penfield, Illinois that features a lake 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Several trails wind through the preserve providing about 7 miles of hiking. Prairieview Trail and Midland Trail provide access to prairies. Other trails loop through the woods or follow the river.

hiking
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nice trail along the river. Saw lots of wildlife, including bald eagle, deer, muskrats, beaver and many birds.