Hiking The Argyle Lake State Park

The 12th most popular hiking trail in Illinois.

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North of Colchester in McDonough County, the Argyle Lake State Park has a rugged 5 mile network of hiking trails. The 12 trail system wind through scenic oak-hickory timber and pine trees that cover rolling terrain and steep hillsides.

The park is located 2 miles north of Colchester. From Chicago, take either Interstate 80 or Interstate 88 west to Interstate 74. Take Interstate 74 South to Route 34. Take Route 34 West to Route 67. Take Route 67 South to Route 136. Take Route 136 West to Colchester and the park is 2 miles north of Colchester on Coal Road. Coal Road runs north of the Shell Station in Colchester.

Overall, Argyle Lake State Park is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 17 hikes in Illinois.


Local Contact(s):  Argyle Lake State Park (309) 776-3422; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Illinois" from Susan Post

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  State Park Campground

Reference Source:  click here https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/

Article Source:   Hiking The Argyle Lake State Park https://www.trailsource.com/?type=HIKE&id=15402

GPS:  40.4554, -90.7887

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  7/6/2016

ID:  15402

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