SIUE Nature Preserve Loop

MODERATE 12 reviews

SIUE Nature Preserve Loop is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Edwardsville, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
301 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wildlife

Fairly easy trail for the most part. Lots of hills, but nothing extreme. Parts go down paved paths by roads, parking lots and dorms. There are a few narrow places right by a drop off and one tricky set of ladder-stairs, but only about 6 feet.

walking
3 days ago

Looked forward to this walk. Very pretty area. However, the trails are poorly marked, if at all. We took a wrong turn and ended up walking only half the trail instead of the full trail. Undecided if we will go back again.

15 days ago

Completed this trail. Great with a few challenges.

18 days ago

Nice casual walk along a creek. The trail could be better marked. Otherwise fairly easy hike

1 month ago

True to it’s name, this is a nature preserve with little to no maintenance. There were some downed trees making identification of a detour challenging. We walked several other trails at SIUE in conjunction with portions of he nature preserve trail. Very nice and quiet!

hiking
1 month ago

I love hiking the trails through SIUE. Very peaceful and beautiful.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Part of the trail I took last year looks like it was taken out by a landslide, so some of the trail where I commented on being so narrow with a steep drop is no longer an issue. There are other sections that are similar, but not as bad as that one. They have another route that goes around it. I tried some alternative routes this time. There are still more I haven't tried.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail map shown on AllTrails is just one of many possibilities. There are many forks and turns, so just be generally aware of where you started and how to navigate back. We met one of the volunteers. They work tirelessly to keep this trail safe.

hiking
Saturday, December 03, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, September 22, 2015