West Side Trail to KME Trail to Plank Trail Loop

MODERATE 10 reviews
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West Side Trail to KME Trail to Plank Trail Loop is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Edwards, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

Starting from the parking area, the trailhead is on the southwest side of the mowed area, about 40yrds from the concrete. About 1/2 mile in, you will come across the first of two small streams, which are great for kids to play in, as they're not too deep. The second stream follows about 8/10 mile later. Between the two, on the southernmost point of the trail, there is a quick stint along a field, which can get tricky if the vegetation is up high.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Half way point of trail is overgrown and not clear. People have started using the corn field edge to rejoin the missing trail. Doable though.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

trail running
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Excellent trail system shared with off-road cyclists and horses. Trails are in good condition. Trail map signs posted at major junctions but the 'you are here' markers are often missing so recommend carrying a map if trying the side trails.

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Streams were great for the kids!

hiking
9 months ago

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017

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Friday, November 03, 2017

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

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Saturday, April 08, 2017