Loud Thunder Forest Preserve Trails

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Parking is available throughout the park, allowing for easy access to trails. With so many trail options, it's up to you where to start!


Trails are located throughout the preserve, offering scenic views of forested areas and access to wildlife. The Bridle Trail, South Sac Fox Trail, and South Prairie Restoration Trail are open to biking, hiking, and horseback riding. All other trails are open to hiking only. Park amenities are abundant and are conveniently located near many trails. While visiting, users can take advantage of fishing, camping, picnicking, and more. For more information on Loud Thunder, please visit http://www.ricfpd.org/Parks-Preserves/Loud-Thunder-Forest-Preserve.aspx


Other Information

Call 309-795-1040 or check Loud Thunder's Facebook page for trail status updates. Trails can be closed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Trail Manager

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District

Rock Island County Forest Preserve District
19406 Loud Thunder Road
Illinois City, IL 61259
Phone: (309) 795-1040


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