River Bluff Trail Loop

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River Bluff Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ottawa, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

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29 days ago

Rocks are beautiful! Go there for a sunset!

4 months ago

The trail is currently closed from the tornado damage that occurred earlier in the year, but the park is still open. I don't know when it will open, but look for Buffalo Rock State Park in the Region 2 - NE Illinois section.
https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/closures/pages/CurrentclosuresOfDNRSitesAndAreas.aspx

Edit: The trail is flat, easy to walk with your dog, and your walking on a wide path with tall grass on either side. The end is a drastic change and beautiful. I went when it was wet on a warm day in January. When it is more dry, it would be a better running trail than hike.

6 months ago

Boring and one trail closed. Buffalo were cool!

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Sunday, June 05, 2016

A well maintained and clean park. The trails are not very challenging. There is apparently a firing range nearby as we heard consistent gunshots. Not really what we wanted to hear when hiking.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Enjoyable and peaceful

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Nice views of river and bluffs.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

A small state park with a nice short trail along the IL River. The trail is well maintained with gravel and easily accessible.

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Sunday, August 04, 2013

It's a nice small park, ideal for a family picnic. There's a deck with a nice view of the river, and a few easy trails.

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

It's a nice park, not a ton of hiking. Some nice overlooks of the Illinois River. There are Effigy Mounds to look at along a flat hike. These were made in the 20th century. Also, there is a live buffalo to see. If you're a cyclist, you could ride up from the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail.

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