Sun Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Sun Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Friends Creek, Illinois that features a river 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
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

The Sun Trail is the longest trail inside of Friends Creek County Park. It shares it's parking area, as well as the approach path, with the Woodland Trail. It features rolling prairies, meadows, wetlands, two bridges, and parallels Friends Creek for a time.

hiking
5 months ago

Not only is this the longest trail in the park, it is also the best IMO. Once you turn the corner and head west towards the first bridge, the tunnel of trees is a really cool sight. The western edge also looks like a scene from Little House on the Prairie. Very well maintained, too.

hiking
5 months ago