Loud Thunder Forest Preserve

Illinois City, IL
Loud Thunder Forest Preserve is a 2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Illinois City, IL that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.0 miles Point to Point
dogs on leash birding camping canoeing fishing hiking mountain biking snowshoeing trail running walking cross country skiing horseback riding forest lake views wild flowers wildlife rocky washed out
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Fantastic trail with plenty of challenges, wildlife and scenery. Loud Thunder is one of the best kept secrets in this area. This is a must do if you are in Rock Island County.

Kyle Salisbury
1 year ago

5 Completed4 Reviews

This is a neat place. Not too difficult but there is a little bit of steep terrain. The trails aren't well marked. There's about 2 miles designated to hiking but about 8 more miles of mixed trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. It was a good workout.

Todd Osborn
1 year ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Nice place, trail could be better marked. Excellent fishing on the Spring before algae bloom.

Tom Moore
2 years ago

16 Completed3 Reviews

Trails are not clearly marked. Was a nice hike with decent elevation changes for the Midwest. Really more than the two miles posted. If you calculate you are over twelve miles easy. In went this fall and did get to see an eight point buck cross in front of me.

Steve McAtee
3 years ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

Good trails which have a lot of up and down going around the lake. However, the trails are more deer trails and are not too developed.

However, there is good fishing in Lake George.