Explore the most popular trails near Peoria 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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Peoria, Illinois Map
22 hours ago

perfect walk

love running on this trail. very few people and just technical enough to keep you on your toes.

This is a well maintained trail system with benches in the perfect locations. The 5 mile trip took 2 hrs.

2 months ago

I have hiked this trail many times. It is quite technical in places and very hilly, so I would rate this trail moderate.

road biking
3 months ago

Excellent trail! Beautiful scenery and lots of shade. Some inclines but not too much, pretty smooth and easy ride.

Visible trails, beautiful and peaceful. Can she a short trail walk or a long one.


It’s beautiful

Lots of elevation changes. Great trail.

Great trail for the Peoria area. Plenty strenuous especially if you go the full 14 mile out and back. There are several access points along the trail with toilets and water. Very little traffic during the week, and not much more on the weekends.

Monday, October 16, 2017

fantastic trail... well maintained.... well marked.... lot of hills

Very peaceful and beautiful river bluffs

Monday, June 12, 2017

Beautiful in and out trail - a bit of up and down - lush vegetation.

I've hiked about two miles (four miles round-trip) of this trail beginning in Detweiler Park. It is beautiful through the forest, with some ups and downs. Mildly challenging in places if you are out of shape. I'd love to go for a longer hike to explore more of it and/or start at the other end. We've also taken our dog out for a shorter version of this trail too.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beautiful park. Trail is hard to follow, very few markers.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Great trail. Lots of ups and downs. Light traffic and seems pretty safe with a buddy. Can be slightly strenous if you are out of shape. Trail has been cleared out well. Enough number of benches. Definitely need a bugspray.

trail running
Monday, September 05, 2016

it was a great workout. not too difficult, but nice. very little traffic

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hiked about 1.5 miles of this trail starting at Camp Wokanda. Trail started as pea gravel but soon transitioned to clay. Even after a day of heavy rains the day before, the trail was mostly dry. Lots of great elevation changes, and the small bridges added by the eagle scouts really helped navigate over the gullies. If you're out of shape, be prepared to stop a couple of times going up the steps... There are a couple of benches along the steps where you can get a break. Will be back when we have more time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nice trail close to home. Crushed gravel makes for a generally smooth surface that dries out pretty quickly. Good place to go when you're short on time and need to get a quick run or ride in without the need to venture out of town.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Great trail for a nice ride. River to Dunlap round trip 25 miles.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Very easy and flat trail that passes through Peoria. This trail goes for miles and miles, much more than the 23 as it connects to other trails going out passed Morton or out passed dunlap. But it is great for walks during the week and you can add weight to a backpack of you want more of a challenge.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Great trail lots of hills can be a good workout....trail now goes from camp Wokanda all the way to Detweiler Park....

on Rock Island Trail

Friday, March 11, 2016

I love this part of the trail. It's fairly shaded once you get past the first mile which is really nice in hot weather. The tunnel is creepy by yourself but ok if you have a buddy. I love running here as well as walking.

road biking
Thursday, January 01, 2015

For biking I give it a lower rating as it's just too boring. But if you want to go for leasurely bike with someone new to biking that is scared of road and trail it's ok. But it's closer to road then mountain biking.

trail running
Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's a great place for long runs. I have prepared for marathons and many triathalons on this trail. I prefer starting at Alta and going out so that it's all packed limestone instead of paved and easier on the knees and feet. It's fairly flat and straight so it's not technical.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Great little nature trails! Really enjoyed it.

trail running
Saturday, November 23, 2013

Close to home with a couple of small branches, this was a well-maintained trail with beautiful scenery during the fall. The hills were challenging but doable.

Monday, October 21, 2013

This trail provides a wonderful excursion through the bluffs along the Illinois River just North of Peoria, IL. From the trail head at Robinson park to Camp Wokanda, an old Boy Scout Camp that is now a managed by the Peoria Park District, hikers walk through a rich forest that provides access to wildlife and quiet hiking. Many sections of the trail are maintained through Eagle Scout projects through the addition of steps, small bridges, and improved trail sections. The full trail is actually a bit more than 2.0 miles if you travel all the way into Camp Wokanda to the trail head at the far north end. There are pit toilets on both ends, and if you are lucky you will find the shower house at Camp Wokanda open for flush toilets.

My wife and I hiked the trail on Sunday (10/21/13) and the fall colors were just beginning to peak. We walked from Robinson Park to Wokanda and back for a total of 4.4 miles and about 2 hours 15 minutes with a 20 minute break in the middle. There are some very nice flat sections both at the bottom of ravines and on top of the bluff with 3 very nice uphill (and downhill) sections in both directions.

The trails are nicely marked and there are map posts at all intersections. Maps are also available at all access points.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Good trail and pretty close to the city. Signs all over the trails. Quiet and peaceful!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Simple & peaceful trail, not crowded. If you want a nice nature walk, this is a good hike. Sights include typical IL forest animals, wildflowers, prairie, creek, rolling hills & a few bridges. The ends of the trail are hilly and can be a nice workout, the middle crosses a flat top for a nice easy stroll.
Camp Wokanda to Mossville Rd

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