With Stream Crossings and Footbridges, The Little-Known Running Deer Trail In Illinois Is Unexpectedly Magical

Some trails around the Prairie State are quite popular and can be rather crowded. If you want to beat the crowds and immerse yourself in nature, there’s one little-known trail we suggest you hike. Best of all, you will most likely have the trail to yourself. Running Deer Trail at the Everett McKinley Dirksen Park is not only little-known but a magical hiking trail in Illinois. Let’s take a look:

Have you ever trekked along this magical hiking trail in Illinois? What is your favorite hiking trail in the state? Please tell us about it in the comments. To learn more, visit the Everett McKinley Dirksen Park web page and head to AllTrails for a map of Running Deer Trail.

Another magical hike you may want to try is located within the Shawnee National Forest. The Little Grand Canyon in Illinois is a natural wonder worthy of exploring.

Address: West Everett M. Dirksen Parkway, Peoria, IL 61607, USA