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3 Best Hiking Trails in Rockford, IL

Expert recommended Top 3 Hiking Trails in Rockford, Illinois. All of our hiking trails actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

ROCK CUT STATE PARK

7318 Harlem Road, Rockford, IL 61111 DIRECTIONS

Since 1957

Here’s The Deal:
Rock Cut State Park 3,092 acres state park located Loves Park, IL. It has two lakes and has over 100 types of wildflowers that offer a showy display each spring and summer. It is an area of rolling plains, fascinating history, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Rock Cut State Park features 270 premium campsites and shelters, which are available based on reservation. The park provides hiking trails, horseback riding trails, cross-country skiing, wildlife watching, and seasonal hunting programs.

SPECIALTY:
Hiking, Hunting, Dog Training, Camping, Boating, Bike Trails, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian, Swimming, Geocaching, Shelter Reservations, Metal Detecting & Mountain Bike

Price: Admission: $5

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Mon-Sun: 6am - 10pm

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BLACKHAWK SPRINGS FOREST PRESERVE

5360 Mulford Road, Cherry Valley, Rockford, IL 61016 DIRECTIONS

Here’s The Deal:
Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve is a 629.9 sprawling natural preserve located in Cherry Valley. The preserve has 7.5 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails and a 2.3-mile picturesque, paved recreation walk. The trails here will lead you to an exploration of flower-filled prairies, cool shady woodlands, the glistening Kishwaukee River, and a lovely little bubbling natural spring. It has both paved paths and dirt paths. Blackhawk Springs Forest Preserve also has hiking trails, picnic tables, ball fields, and playground facilities.

SPECIALTY:
Birdwatching, Jogging, Camping, Wildlife, Bicycling, Accessible, Birding, Fishing, Snorkeling, Nature Trail, Restroom Facilities, Playground, Picnic Area, Swimming & Horse/Equestrian Trail

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Mon-Sun: 5:55am - 11pm

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SEVERSON DELLS NATURE CENTER

8786 Montague Road, Rockford, IL 61102 DIRECTIONS

Since 1976

Here’s The Deal:
Severson Dells Nature Center is located on the 369-acre grounds of the Severson Dells Forest Preserve. The preserve features 2-1/2 miles of self-guided nature trails. Visitors can explore numerous bird feeders attract a variety of species throughout the year. Severson Dells Nature Center also offers a wide range of open-ended play options for children. Everyone can enjoy the hands-on explorations, activities, and games that are sure to inspire your child's love of nature. Severson Dells Nature Center has a library, bookstore, classroom, conference room, and display area.

SPECIALTY:
Tree Stumps for Seating, Accessible, Restroom Facilities, Camping, Nature Trail, Nature Music and Art Areas, Wildlife, Picnic Area, Birdwatching, Jogging & Playground

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seversondells.com/visit-us

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Mon-Sat: 8am - 4:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 4:30pm

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