Bike the Rock River Path

Headquarters Forest Preserve 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford

Bask in the breeze of the Rock River while riding alongside dolomite cliffs. We will start at Forest Preserve Headquarters, and bike along a mostly flat paved path toward the YMCA before turning back.

Free

Evening Hike at Kishwaukee River

Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve 5757 BLACKHAWK ROAD, Cherry Valley

End the day with a calming walk through the woodlands. This slow-paced hike will be about 2 miles on a dirt path with light hills. You won’t want to miss this sunset view!

Free

Long Hike at Sugar River Alder

Sugar River Alder Forest Preserve 10255 Haas Road, Shirland

For those who enjoy a challenge, we will hike about 3.5 miles through prairie and forest overlooking the Wisconsin border. We will take rest breaks along the way. Be prepared by bringing water, snacks, sun protection, and bug spray. Enter and park at 10255 Haas Road, Shirland, IL, 61079.

Free

Bike the Stone Bridge Trail

Roland Olson Forest Preserve 9669 Atwood Road, Roscoe

Join Jillian for a calming bike ride on this lovely rails to trails path. The path is flat and a combination of pavement and crushed limestone. The ride will start at Roland Olson Forest Preserve, biking to the Stone Bridge and back (4.5 miles) with an option to continue further. Please bring your own bike […]

Free

Long Hike at Ferguson Forest Preserve

Ferguson Forest Preserve 8602 West Winslow Road, Shirland

Join Addie for an energizing morning hike through the wet prairie and floodplain of Ferguson. This hike is close to 3 miles on a flat, grass path that is in direct sunlight.

Free

Evening Walk at Levings Park

Levings Park 1420 S. Pierpont Ave., Rockford

End the day with a calming walk around Levings Lake and watch the boarders at West Rock Wake Park surf into the sunset. Enter at 1420 S Pierpont Ave, Rockford, IL 61102 and meet at the West Rock check-in building (first building closest to the parking lot).

Free

Hike at Cedar Cliff

Cedar Cliff Forest Preserve 7901 Kishwaukee Road, Stillman Valley

Witness a vast prairie full of flowers on this 2.5 mile hike, and enjoy a unique vista of the Rock River. The grass trail has a long, mild incline. Enter and park at 7901 Kishwaukee Road, Stillman Valley, IL, 61084.

Free

Hike at Atwood Park

Atwood Park 2685 New Milford School Road, Rockford

Enjoy views of the Kishwaukee River on this adventurous woodland hike. We will meet in front of the Atwood Environmental Education Center, 2685 New Milford School Road Rockford, IL, 61109. Come early to visit with the outdoor birds of prey. Trail map here

Free

Evening Hike at Searls Park

Searles Park 4950 Safford Rd., Rockford

NOTE: this hike has been rescheduled from Wednesday, August 11th to Friday, August 13th due to unpredictable weather. Join Joni Denker, Conservation Supervisor for the Rockford Park District, on a calming evening hike at the beautiful Searls Park. This will be a fairly easy hike on level paths. We will walk for about an hour […]

Free

Geocaching Hike at Anna Page Park

Anna Page Park 3102 N. Springfield Ave., Rockford

Join us for a fun Geocaching adventure at Anna Page Park! This is a great hike for kids (or adults!) who can walk the distance, as geocaches are similar to real-life treasure hunts! The hike will be around 2 miles of mixed terrain. We will follow near the road for most of the hike, which […]

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Hike at Hononegah Forest Preserve

Hononegah Forest Preserve 80 Hononegah Road, Rockton

As summer begins to come to a close, enjoy a morning hike among stunning pines at Winnebago County’s oldest forest preserve. Join Shae at Hononegah Forest Preserve, where we will meet at the parking lot just to the left of the entrance. Enter at 80 Hononegah Road, Rockton, IL, 61072. Hiking in this woodland area […]

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Morning Hike at Aldeen Park

Reuben Aldeen Park 623 N Alpine Rd, Rockford

This morning hike will be a great way to start your day! The 2-3 mile hike will take approximately 1.5 hours and will include the grassy dirt paths near the beautiful wooded Keith Creek. These paths can be steep at times and could be slippery when wet, so be sure to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes. […]

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Morning Hike at Lost Flora Fen

Lost Flora Fen Preserve 15925 Sharp Road, Rockton

Join us on this beautiful morning walk through the Lost Flora Fen. This hike will include up to two miles of board walks and grassy trails and fairly level terrain with some slight elevation changes. The meeting point for the hike will be 15925 Sharp Rd in Rockton. The hike leader, Tyler, works for the […]

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Monarch Magic Hike at Nature at the Confluence

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop St, South Beloit

Come walk the prairie and river trails at Nature At The Confluence and learn more about the Super Generation of Monarchs that are beginning their migration to Mexico. We'll spot their favorite native plants, learn about their mighty 2000 mile migration and  you'll find out more about how you can help Monarchs in your yard […]

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Short Hike at Indian Hill Forest Preserve

Indian Hill Forest Preserve 7061 Kishwaukee Road, Rockford

This short 1.7 mile hike will bring you through beautiful woodlands and along a few small hills, including a small bluff overlooking the woods. Most of the hike will be over flat terrain, though there will be a 50 foot elevation change to the bluffs. Some trails will be either packed dirt or grassy. Be […]

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