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 Jeff Cole (106) 4 months ago N/A: 2 Completed 1 Reviews I back packed the eastern Yellow trail to Back country site 1 where I camped. The trail was sandy as expected, adding about 30% more work to the trek at times. Cactus were everywhere. I plan to return and do a different trail. 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.