Hiking has always been one of the great activities at the Park. In the main park (“East Side”) you will find 3-foot-wide trails that are perfect for families and individuals who want to be immersed in the beauty of the park’s natural surroundings. There are over 25 miles of groomed trails throughout the Park. In the winter, many of these trails become a mecca for XC skiing.
Our hiking trails are well groomed and maintained but can be rugged in some areas, so please wear good shoes and we suggest bringing bug spray!
On the West side many people also enjoy hiking the varied terrain of the disc golf course. The championship course is 3.5 miles long and is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of several lakes. Pick up a hiking map at the main gate or visitor center.
Did you see Wildlife Prairie Park was named one of the top 10 best hikes in Central Illinois? We are so honored to be among some great hiking destinations in the area!
2023 West Side Hiking Trail Closings
June 3 – West Side is closed for the Illinois Wilds Triathlon until 12 pm.
June 27 – July 2 – West Side mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and disc golf course closed for the World’s Disc Golf Tournament.
August 3- 6 – West Side mountain biking trails, hiking trails, and disc golf course closed for the Ledgestone Open Disc Golf Tournament.
November 17 – 19 – Certain trails closed for safety. Trails leading to Southwest Meadow and trails that lead to Confluence including Haul Rd. and the lower part of Malibu are closed.
November 30 – December 3 – Certain trails closed for safety. Trails leading to Southwest Meadow and trails that lead to Confluence including Haul Rd. and the lower part of Malibu are closed.
2023 Flood Plain Trail Closings
November 17 – 19 – Closed for safety
November 30 – December 3 – Closed for safety