The Nature Institute Olin Nature Preserve

MODERATE 32 reviews

The Nature Institute Olin Nature Preserve is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Godfrey, Illinois that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
347 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

https://www.thenatureinstitute.org/

1 month ago

excellent hike, lots of beautiful trails, history, creek beds, waterfalls

1 month ago

Magical!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great place to hike with the kids. No pets though.

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2 months ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Beautiful forested trails with several hills and gullies, a stream with a cascade of waterfalls (when it's not so dry), a Mississippi River overlook, all well maintained. I did come across one large tree blocking the trail that I assume fell recently. The stream bed next to it was dry, so it was easy to bypass it in the dry stream bed.

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2 months ago

2 months ago

I went there and found out that dogs aren't allowed so I left and will never go back!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Well maintained. Impressed that they actively remove invasive plant species. Bring bug spray.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice trip. Easy to do trail. The wildflowers were especially beautiful. Came face to face with a sweet deer and a turtle.

3 months ago

Its a fun hike. Tons of wildlife! The creek with the falls were beautiful.

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5 months ago

Very good trail. Multiple routes to take, depending on how much you plan to hike. Very scenic as well, and depending on the time of day you go, very little traffic (Only saw one other group when I went at 8 AM). Definitely going back there again, sometime.

5 months ago