The hiking trails are well marked by colored markers on posts at various points along the trails. Many of the trails utilize the fire lanes for large portions, then go through the forest areas. Most trails are shared by equestrians and hikers, some fire lanes are open to snowmobiles when there is more than 4" of snow. The park has a campground with 24 Class C sites (gravel pads, firepits, picnic tables, pit toilets), an equestrian campground, a group camp and 12 Class D primitive backpacking sites. The park and campgrounds are open year-round.
Sand Ridge State Forest Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Topeka, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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