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Best trails in Pekin

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Explore the most popular trails near Pekin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Pekin
Top trails (5)
#1 - Running Deer Trail
Dirksen Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
Trail is single track maintained for both hiking and mountain biking. There are bridges over many of the deeper ravines, and two water crossings with no bridges. There are moderate elevation gains on both east and west ends of the trail. As you enter the trail head from the parking area, there is a sign warning that the waterfall to the east of the park is on private property, and the land owner enforces No Trespassing.Show more
#2 - Potawatomi Trail Loop
McNaughton Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
Great set of trails in and around Mcnaughton Park located just outside of Pekin. Full loop is about 9 miles but there are many other smaller loops to take to cut millage and time. The trail has multiple sections with varying woods, fields, and open spaces. Some of the sections can be challenging, but overall it is a moderate hike. Show more
#3 - McNaughton Park Loop
McNaughton Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
#4 - Pekin Bike Path
Pekin, Illinois
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#5 - Pekin Bike Path
Pekin, Illinois
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
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