Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail

Johnsonville, IL

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Sam Dale Lake Conservation Area has 3 trails, an 8.5 mile equestrian trail around the area, a 3 mile loop trail, and a 2 mile out and back trail. All trails are easy to follow and well mapped.

Loop and out and back trails are very easy to follow taking you through the park along the lake. Nice area with well maintained trails and campground.

Sam Dale Lake is located in northwestern Wayne County. Coming North or South on I-57, take exit #109, turn East on Rt 161, travel approx. 22 miles, look for a large sign on the left for the entrance to Sam Dale Lake. If traveling from the East on Rt 50, turn South on Rt 45 to Cisne, turn West and tr

Small lots located at each trail head can hold about 5 cars.


Roxanne Hicks


13 Completed 9 Reviews

Nice wide trails. Pine one is more scenic than Fox Run. But Fox run is more challenging.



48 Completed 41 Reviews

Nice park located in south central IL. Trails are well maintained with very light traffic. 3 trails consisting of 1 double loop trail, and out and back trail and a longer equestrian trail.