Overview Sand Ridge State Forest is a multiple route trail located near Topeka, Illinois and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for birding & hiking and is accessible year-round. Reviews Photos Tracks Michael Rowe (216) over 1 year ago N/A: 14 Completed 3 Reviews It's been a few years since I hiked this trail. As I recall there is a 17 mile loop trail. I used this trail to get in shape for backpack trips. The trail was difficult at times do to the trail surface being made up of sand.