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Monticello, Illinois Map
1 month ago

Nice pleasant Central Illinois trail. Upland woods and a restored prairie with views of the Sangamon River. Was a great blustery October afternoon and so windy I could hear large tree branches falling in the woods.

Did the whole loop at 6.3 mi. a nice quiet hike but not allot to look at. The fun part is on the other side of the sangamon river with the mansion and all the statue's. If you want solitude and a easy but good distance hike than this side is for you

Interesting place with statue's. Nice place to stretch your legs

Visiting here my whole life..! Will always be one of our Family faves...

really more like 7 miles if you do the whole thing. Pretty much the same thing for the whole trail

9 months ago

Stunning place!!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sculptures along the trail are cool. Trail is flat and not strenuous.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Not much of a hike, pretty flat. You can see dear here and there's a river that's sometimes empty or sometimes full. It's clean out there but to be honest there's not much of a view ever. Considering the location it's one of the better ones but overall on all the trails I've hiked its boring and uneventful.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Definitely the best hiking trail around Champaign-Urbana. It's tucked away from the interstate and is very quiet.

on Allerton Park Trail

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fantastic !

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great place to visit. We brought a sack picnic with a nice merlot

Sunday, July 31, 2016

very peaceful and easy hiking

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Beautiful fall day. Trails were dry and easy to hike.

Monday, May 26, 2014


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beautiful trails. I recommend parking on the South side of the park if you are going specifically for the hiking. There are a total of6 walking trails but you cannot access all from one side. You can access 3 on the south side and 3 on the north side. We chose to do the south side. It was absolutely beautiful. It was a nice change of scenery (tall trees and thick landscape rather than dry, flat, corn fields). Not a difficult walk by any means but it's a nice morning activity. We completed all 3 trails on the south side within 2 1/2 hours (with stopping for lunch and to take pictures). Nice easy getaway from the mundane :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easy trail through woodlands and along a river. Good place to see dear and lots of birds.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Trail starts near Allerton Mansion and goes through impressive gardens. Then through thick forest and by river. Lots of deer and Red Headed Woodpeckers.

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