Best trails in Urbana, Illinois

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Explore the most popular trails near Urbana 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 Urbana, Illinois
Top trails (4)
#1 - Meadowbrook Park Trail
Meadowbrook Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
There is some shade along this paved prairie path. There is fascinating and beautiful public art and natural beauty abound. Accessibility: There are 4 designated handicapped-accessible spaces with access aisles at the paved trailhead lot at the northeast end. Visitors have reported that the outer loop here is all paved, but the inner paths are not. The outer loop has a cement, asphalt, and wooden bridge trail surface and is typically at least 6 feet wide. There are handrails and edge barriers along most of the bridges. The slope is estimated to be mostly gentle (all 5% or less). Show more
#2 - Busey Woods Loop
Busey Woods
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 33 m
#3 - Weaver Park Loop
Weaver Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m
#4 - Crystal Lake Loop
Crystal Lake Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 41 m
This route combines trails and roads running through Crystal Lake Park. While in this park, you will feel many times as if you are out of the city and out in the forest. Accessibility: There are 5 designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off North Broadway Avenue at the north end of the park. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved asphalt, concrete sidewalk, paved road, or wooden bridge. It is typically at least 5 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less), except for moderately steep (5-8%) sections at about 0.6 miles uphill and 1.3 miles downhill going counterclockwise. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance or to avoid these sections. Show more