Explore the most popular trails near Collinsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Collinsville, Illinois Map
20 days ago

Drove from O’Fallon and it was quick and easy to get there, and seeing STL from the mounds is really cool. The mounds are bigger in person.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Love this trail. Lots of wildlife & a great view. Well maintained. There are a few big hills but still makes a great bike ride. It also connects to other MCT trails. My #1 spot for riding.

road biking
2 months ago

Safe during the day. Amazing ride!

Museum is great, hike is nice but don't feel like you need to do it to see everything.

Great museum, decent trail

4 months ago

Just go, you will love it!! And be sure to take kids with you.

5 months ago

The museum alone is worth it! Great historic site, nice walk. Some stairs if you want to go to the top of the mounds, but other than that it is pretty accessible to everyone.

road biking
7 months ago

Longboarding is great!! Watch for small pebbles and sticks. Come here all the time, some bikers think they own the path though so beware of the path queens . . . .

7 months ago

This park does not have very much nature, but there are a lot of cool places with the mounds and the museum is also cool

9 months ago

World Heritage Site. Must see

11 months ago

The biggest Indian mound in the U.S.! This is a neat place to walk and see all these mounds. Also has a archaeology museum with a lot of different Indian tools etc.

11 months ago

I've lived in this area my whole life and finally walked the trail. I usually attend events at the museum and climb Monk's Mound. Park in the last lot, behind the museum. I just stayed left and followed the path, always choosing the least paved paths. It goes much further back into the woods than I thought. I must have seen about a dozen deer. Beautiful.

11 months ago

First class museum, great walking trails to various mounds. This is a destination hike.

Monday, October 09, 2017

great for walking, not what I would consider a hike.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

do not follow the ma
misleading. stay on the museum side of trail. very pretty but short. lots of beautiful wildlife! all the deer made the short trail ride worth it!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

I was here with family on 8/20/17, one hot day with heat index over 100 degrees. We all did Monk's Mound and then we split up as some could do much more than my Dad & I. By the way, there are 146 stairs to the top of Monk's Mound. It's worth the climb, just be warned if it's hot out, the stairs' railing was super hot to the touch.
Place was great and when it was too hot, the visitor center had a nice museum, movie and gift shop. I hope to do more next time, when it's not so hot

road biking
Monday, August 14, 2017

had a great trip lots of woods nice climb into Edwardsville

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Loved the area - had a lot more real hiking trails than I anticipated although the signage was not very good - it's best to have a trail map before heading out.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

easy... i love the deer and wild turkey. i always encounter them here.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great walk with family. Wonderful history lesson. Nice paved walkways. Steep climb to top of Monk's Mound. Nice view though.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Gorgeous views, level ground, and lots of persimmon trees. Watch out for flooding in early summer.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

A historic and fun hike, not the most scenic but still a great time.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Need to remember bug spray next time! Not all trails were well marked, but I enjoyed it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Great place to hike/walk with the whole family. We followed the perimeter trail which was about 5 miles. Good mix of open field and wooded trails.

road biking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

Super fun trail! Very scenic. The MCT loops are all super nice and fun. Well over 100 miles of trail loop at MCT.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

It's a beautiful hike with lots to see

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Excellent walk/hike! Big cal burn/steps!!! Do the 10 mile route!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Flat trail, mildly interesting. Add Monks mound with the challenge and the view and interest goes up. A good portion of the trail is mowed path through farm fields, which is the reason it is a bit tedious. Wooded areas were nice.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nice area and the 154 steps up Monks Mound are a real workout! It's a beautiful view from the top.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Trails were hard to follow, they were not mowed. Had to keep searching for trail markers/post which are wood and hard to find because they blended into the trees.

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