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Illinois River Bluff Trail, IL
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 Northwestern, IL
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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
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Distance One Way 7.16 miles
Trailhead Elevation 575 feet
Elevation Gain 225 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,170 feet
Avg Time One Way 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 11.06
Interest Seasonal Creek
Author AndreyP
Descriptions 6
Routes 95
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Trips 273 map ( 1,413 miles )
Age 36
Location Peoria, IL
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Preferred   May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Sun  7:12am - 4:31pm
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Nearby Hikes Area Water Sources
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0.0  Camp Wokanda
1.1  Robinson Park
3.0  Detweiller Park
39.2  Chautauqua Nature Trail
40.4  Route 66 Towanda Geographical Journey Pkwy
43.0  Matthiessen State Park Dells Area Hike
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naturally carved
by AndreyP

Plains on the right bank of Illinois River lie 250-300 ft higher than the ground along the river itself. Water coming down from the plains into the river naturally carves curvy hollows and leaves high bluffs between them. The trail takes advantage of this landscape and goes up and down numerous times utilizing switchbacks, standalone steps, wooden staircases and concrete bridges across brooks. As the trail goes all the way through a forest, there no views but also no city noises except for the sections directly adjacent to roads.

Starting at the lower parking lot of Camp Wokanda the trail goes through Robinson Park, under IL-6 freeway, passes the abandoned Green Valley Camp formerly operated by Salvation Army, enters Detweiller Park and ends there by Dogwood shelter. There are mileposts every 0.25 mi and trail signs at most junctions except for Robinson Park where it gets a little confusing.
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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Directions
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    North of Peoria IL
    from Dunlap E Rd ( E Cedar Hills Drive ) / Old Galena Rd

    1.8 mi. About 5 mins
    1.Head south on N Old Galena Rd toward E Cedar Hills Dr1.0 mi
    2.Turn right onto Dickinson Ln 0.8 mi
    page created by AndreyP on Oct 03 2016 8:49 pm
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