North Loop and Upper South Loop

EASY 27 reviews

North Loop and Upper South Loop is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Port Byron, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Great, well maintained trail. Moderate trail. But quiet and shady. One way trails, and lots of mountain bikers. All friendly. Great day to hike.

Note: Bug repellent.

10 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike, but important things to know:
- There are specific directions to walk on M,W,F, Su and Tu, Th, Sa so pay attention to the signs to make sure you are going the right direction.
- If you take the southern trail, there is a hike in and hike out trail in the middle of the main trail. You have to take the 1 way only to get out otherwise you will be looping over and over again.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little trail(s). If you just want to do the scenic overlook, that's about a 1 mile loop from the North side of the parking lot. The other trail to the South is good (about 2.4 miles) but does not have a river overlook. These trails are a favorite of fat-tire mountain bikes.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Perfect for my two year old, my dog and I to go on a walk/hike!

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Could use better directions. The app map doesn't appear accurate. Otherwise it's a beautiful trail.

trail running
Sunday, March 26, 2017

There is actually about 5.5 miles of actual trails well maintained for bicycle racing. Lost of other trails just from so much traffic. Good slight elevation changes and nice overlook of the Mighty Mississippi.

hiking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice hike. The trails are well maintained for bikes, but due to muddy conditions, no bikes on the day we hiked.

hiking
Friday, December 30, 2016

It's not flat. Lots of gentle changes in elevation without being too difficult. Trails are well packed so you don't get muddy. There are some good views over the river as well.

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21 days ago

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Monday, July 31, 2017

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

birding
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Thursday, June 08, 2017

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