Argyle Lake State Park Horseback Riding

The 13th most popular equestrian trail in Illinois.

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North of Colchester in McDonough County, the Argyle Lake State Park has a rugged 7 mile equestrian trail. The horseback riding trail 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 13th most popular horse trail of all 22 horseback rides in Illinois.

Argyle Lake State Park Horseback Riding Map



Local Contact(s):  Argyle Lake State Park (309) 776-3422; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121; Illinois Horsemens Council (217) 585-1600; Illinois Trail Riders (618) 252-7338.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Onsite Equestrian Campground

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  40.4554, -90.7887

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  7/15/2016

ID:  13311

Argyle Lake State Park Horseback Riding Map


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