Sand Ridge State Forest

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The largest of all the state forests in Illinois, Sand Ridge State Forest has over 7,200 acres of native oak-hickory hardwoods and pines. Sand Ridge supports diverse flora and fauna as well as offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities including camping, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, bird watching and picnicking. Over 50 miles of marked trails run through the rolling sandy terrain waiting to be explored.

The park offers 44 miles of trails, ranging from 1.5-15 miles each and varied in level of difficulty. Backpackers are welcome. Phone (309) 597-2212
Trail length: 44 miles
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