Hiking The Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

The 15th most popular hiking trail in Illinois.

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Near Illinois City in Rock Island County, the 1,731 acre Loud Thunder Forest Preserve has 8 miles of trails shared by hikers, bikers and horseback riders. There is a 6 mile loop which rolls and winds through forest and ravines.

Loud Thunder Forest Preserve is located in Rock Island County, southwest of the Quad Cities area and seven miles west of Andalusia off Illinois Route 92.

Overall, Loud Thunder Forest Preserve is the 15th most popular hiking trail of all 17 hikes in Illinois.


Local Contact(s):  Loud Thunder (309) 795-1040; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Illinois" from Susan Post

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Campgrounds

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  7/14/2016

ID:  15712


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