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Black Hawk State Historic Site Trails

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Trailhead Information

The Black Hawk State Historic Site is located at 1510 46th Avenue in Rock Island, IL.


Six miles of marked hiking trails - with a rating of "moderate difficulty" - wind through the site. Trail maps and interpretive nature trail pamphlets are available at the Museum desk. Picnic areas and hiking trails on the south side of the site may be used for cross-country skiing.

There are three picnic areas with shade, tables, water and stoves and two shelter houses with fireplaces are available. Playground equipment is located nearby. Restrooms and vending machines are available in the lodge.

Other Information

Black Hawk State Historic Site is open year-round from sunrise to 10 P.M. When weather conditions necessitate the closing of the site roads, access is by foot only.

  • All pets must be on a leash.
  • All vehicles must remain on roadways and parking lots.
  • No plants, flowers, shrubs or trees may be removed or damaged.
  • No ground fires are permitted.
  • No camping is allowed.
  • No bicycles are allowed on the trails.

Trail Managers

Visit the Black Hawk State Historic Site online for more information contact:

Black Hawk State Historic Site

Black Hawk State Historic Site
1510 46th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201-6853
Phone: 309-788-0177


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