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Trail of Hope

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Trail of Hope is a 0.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nauvoo, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 6 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




historic site

Trail of Hope walking trail leads you to the Mississippi River bank as you walk along a split rail fence with numerous plaques with quotations from journals of Mormon pioneers. These pioneers left there homes in Nauvoo and traveled west to establish a new life.

4 months ago

Quick walk down to the edge of the Mississippi River. Informative plaques along the trail that tell the stories of the Mormon Pioneers.

6 months ago

Revisited the hike. Historically significant. A must do while in Nauvoo.

7 months ago

easy trail, nice historic information along this very short path

Fri Jul 22 2016

Enjoyed being here! Has a lot of history to offer.

Sat Nov 16 2013

Trail was pretty, secluded during autumn months, and had a beautiful view of the Mississippi River. There were many informational stops along the way, too.

Sun Oct 30 2011

The trail plaques gives excerpts from pioneer journals. Interesting read. great view of the Mississippie river. The walk is one of many historic sites at Nauvoo. You can spend at least two days seeing the area and for free admission. well worth the trip.

Sun Jul 12 2009

Interesting in informative information along the trail

6 months ago

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