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Wilmington, Illinois Map

Very nice gravel trail. Some spots fairly uneven but not a problem. Great place for a morning ride. Shade is pretty sparse.

23 days ago

Short hike with not much to see. Only reason for the 2 instead of 1 was the Doe and Fawn I saw.

Nice trail, close to home.

This place is awesome. Great place to walk and hike in nature especially if you live in the surrounding areas! Great place to watch the sunset over the Kankakee River!

This is a nice unpaved short trail that takes you into the woods. We saw deer and tracks which the kids enjoyed.

6 months ago

Nice for a mid-winter walk with my significant other. Trails are paved and run along the river in several places. Some inclines and declines to make things interesting. Not sure if rating at moderate is correct, then again we didn’t walk the whole 10.6 Mile. Might check it out again next fall during archery season.

trail running
11 months ago

I love this beautiful scenic trail and it's fast!

Monday, August 14, 2017

nice wooded path, great for light cyclocross or MTB. some loam on some areas but a nice easy ride. i rum it with a SS 24" DJ no problem my park tires were fine if you look out for wash out.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Nice walk through the prairie. Long hike to the bison.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Great trail. there was no one on it when I was. Led to the Buffalo look out trail where we were able to see them.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Walked this trail this morning. The trail starts and ends on a grassy earth trail, but the middle wing is part of the Midewin West Side Trail: packed earth. Good views of the prairie and quite a few birds. be warned: Wild Parsnip is infiltrating the area and it is nasty.

road biking
Saturday, June 03, 2017

We took a troop of Scouts on a bike hike. The gravel trail was smooth, but be sure to slime the tires: thorns can be treacherous. As you approach the Iron Bridge Trailhead, you may have a chance to see bison.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I don't think I would have rated as moderate, seems better suited for a biking trail. It was a nice walk with some short trails that brought you to a couple of overlooks.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hiked 11 miles, started the timer a little late. Did a little stopping and exploring. Overall it wasn't too bad, ok for hiking. I prefer a little more sites to see along the way.it was a gravel and some pavement trail A little bit in the woods.would be a Great trail for biking or running.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

There is so much to do at the K3 State Park! Everything from hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, you name it. Some of the best trails are the ones made for hunters. Do not go on these trails during hunting season though as they are clearly posted to stay on paved trail only!! I hiked many trails and well just through the woods to get to hunting spots and it is very beautiful here. Trails are fairly easy as I bring my daughter with me and she loves it. Some areas to get down to the river on the Will county side can be a bit tricky if your carrying fishing gear or have young ones. Not crowded at all and very nice area. I got almost 3-4 times a month from April til December and then maybe 2 times a month in the winter.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

very easy trail to hike, nice views, 11.5 miles of walking trails.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Love this trail. River has overflowed and trail underwater 4 miles from Western end.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I got about 3 miles out from Davis Creek (the southern start/end) and it was kind of a boring run/hike. No real views of the river. Then i got back to the car and went to the actual Kankakee River state park. That's were things get amazing. Great views, great trail, tons of parking, outlooks, bridges, fishing, exploring. Great time.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Quiet. Seems like it would be great for biking too.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quiet. Peaceful. Not crowded, very beautiful.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's great for stroller friendly kids. Not a lot of people around so you aren't bombarded with crowds. Nice and peaceful. I've only gone on the bike track and walked down to water with my daughter in a couple of places that weren't to difficult. I haven't gone yet without my child but I've heard there is lots more to do!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

great for getting lost into the woods if you need alone time. there is hardly ever anyone around to bother you. other than the place being understaffed this is a great place for hiking. I crossed paths with many deer and other wild life.

Maybe it will be better when things bloom. Trail around the marsh was too muddy to try.

Friday, February 08, 2013

This trail is actually 10 miles long. The 4.8 mile is actually along the river. The trail continues past the campground and continues thru a mile or two. The trail can be used also for biking.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Nice location, but park is kind of run down. No bike or canoe rentals or food in the park.

mountain biking
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mountain biking
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