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lots of poison ivy. very short. my dog also carried several ticks home with her.

I enjoyed the trail it was a pretty straightforward Trail ran along the river pretty simple but still enjoyable

clean and great for dogs love the fresh air

Overgrown right now, narrow path, overhanging thorn brush.

Lovely path alongside the river. Was pleasant for my dog as well!

Nice trail. We are new to hiking and this was our first time out. Path was wide and easy to follow. Will definitely go back.

Sat Nov 25 2017

Not a lot to look at, but it is a cozy (easy) trail to hike. With minimal trail marking, it could be quite easy to get lost.

Thu Aug 24 2017

Nice short trail, offers good views of birds and wildlife.

This hike is described and mapped in detail in Ted Villaire's "60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Chicago" (http://www.tedvillaire.com/grand-kankakee-marsh-county-park-hike/), which I recommend taking a look at before heading out here, since the park is crisscrossed with hunting access tracks that can leave you confused about where to turn. From a hiker's perspective, this little-known park is notable primarily for offering the longest hike along the Kankakee River in Indiana. Since the Kankakee River (and bordering Kankakee Marsh) was dredged, straightened, ditched and drained throughout its Indiana course a century ago for agricultural purposes, this is not a pristine wilderness experience; still, conservation has to start somewhere, and it's great that Lake County has reclaimed (and, where possible, restored) this stretch of the river and marsh for locals to hike, hunt and fish. The hike itself is on a flat track heading out east along the river's north bank, then looping back in a barbell shape through wooded marshland to return to its starting point at the visitor center parking lot on the west side of Range Line Rd. (aka Clay St., N 600 E), just north of the river. Be prepared for a few sandy stretches as well as muddy spots, and wear mosquito repellent. There's decent birding in the marsh, and lots of turtles sunning on the river.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Tue Jul 10 2018