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Trails, Trails, Trails!!!  

The Peoria area provides several opportunities to enjoy the nice weather and nature. Many parks have trails where you can go walking/hiking, running, biking. These trails are good to take advantage of with family, friends, or by yourself. Here are areas you can go to:


Paved trails/paths:

  • Becker Park (0.6 miles)
  • Bielfeldt Park (0.25-mile loop)
  • Chartwell Park (0.6 miles)
  • Franciscan Recreation Center (0.5-mile loop)
  • Grand View Drive sidewalk (1.75 miles)
  • Northtrail Park (0.9-mile loop)
  • Peoria Park District Rock Island Greenway (13 miles)
  • Stadium Park (0.45-mile loop)

Paved but not so level trails/paths:

  • Bradley Park roads
  • Charter Oak Park (0.6 miles)
  • Glen Oak Park roads
  • Sommer Park North (1.25 miles)

Gravel Hiking Trails:

  • Illinois River Bluff Trail – Oakbrook (0.4 miles), Robinson Hill Prairie Loop (0.35 miles), Wokanda (0.2 miles)
  • Tawny Oaks Nature Center (0.5-mile loop)

Hiking – Natural Surface – Easy:

  • Illinois River Bluff Trail – Wokanda purple (0.65 miles), Deerbrook Plateau (0.4 miles)
  • Detweiller Park – Dry Run Trail (0.6 miles), Ridge Top Trail (0.5 miles)
  • Forest Park Valley and Valley Loop (1.75 miles)

Hiking – Natural Surface – Medium:

  • Camp Wokanda (3 miles of trails)
  • Detweiller Park No Name Trail (0.25 miles)
  • Forest Park Bee Tree and Deer Run (3 miles)
  • Tawny Oaks (1.1 miles)

Hiking – Natural Surface – Difficult:

  • Detweiller Pimiteoui (3.2 miles)
  • Forest Park – Pimiteoui (1.25 miles), Wakerobin (2.75 miles)
  • Illinois River Bluff Trail to Detweiller (6.9 miles)
  • Rocky Glen Trail (0.75 miles)


Feel free to utilize the Forest Park Nature Center. It has trails for all ages and skill levels, along with educational opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.



author: Amber Parkinson