Hike The Out N Back Trail At Kickapoo State Park

The Kickapoo State Park Out N Back Trail is rated as moderate and according to my research is about 7.6 miles Long.  Apparently we can add the Clear Lake Trail for additional views and maybe 2 more miles (if my research is correct) 

Lets meet at the Trail head.  Here are the directions : Directions to the trailhead:  Take I-74 to US 150 (Illinois exit 210).  Exit and go east on US 150.  Take US 150 east 0.75 miles to the first traffic light, which is CR 1.  Turn left on CR 1.  Take CR 1 north 1.8 miles to Kickapoo Rd. and turn left on Kickapoo Rd.  Take Kickapoo Rd. west 2.5 miles to the state park office, located on the left.  Park in the lot in front of the office.

 

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  • Tammie

    Hi Marie, I see the directions for the trailhead but I am not sure if those directions would work for me since I am coming from Bloomington. Can you send me an exact address so that I can type it into google map. Thanks, Tammie

    October 15, 2013

    • Marie

      My phone number if you have problems is 3092421596. Bob and I are also coming from Blm., as is Chris (from another group) I would say you could follow us but I don't know exactly when we will leave (we have to drop my car off for new brakes before heading out)

      October 17, 2013

    • Tammie

      Hi Marie, thanks for the information and offering to let me follow but I think that I am leaving way too early. My girls and I are heading out at about 6:30 or 7:00 am. I like to add extra time for getting lost :) However, I am looking forward to meeting you, Bob and the rest of the gang. Take care and have a safe travel.

      October 18, 2013

  • Rick M.

    anybody carpooling? or interested in doing that?

    October 2, 2013

    • Rick M.

      Christopher email sent to you

      October 16, 2013

    • Chris M.

      Thanks marie. Nownu finally found it on the map..once I figured 55 and 74 were the same through bloomington. Rick, I will call you.

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • Jana

    We can probably take you, but we can get pretty flaky on departure time. So if you're patient and don't mind running early or late, we can swing by to collect you. (in other words, our life tends to lean towards the chaotic)

    October 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, that would be great. Only thing I need to be sure that you actually can pick me up at some time. :)

      October 10, 2013

    • Jana

      (I sent you an email on the 14th - did you get it?)

      October 16, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    Going to get a new tattoo won't make it.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I might opt for the Peoria Heights hike Instead of the 2 hour drive to Kickapoo State Park.! Just because Im a starter, I might enjoy this more. See you all Sunday!

    October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, anybody plans to carpool from C-U? I do not have a car. If you have a spot let me know. I can even jump on board if u are heading from Decatur.

    October 10, 2013

  • Marie

    Bob is coming

    October 9, 2013

  • Marie

    Bob is coming

    October 9, 2013

  • stephanie w.

    This will be my first hike. Who has tips?

    October 7, 2013

    • stephanie w.

      Thanks looking forward to it.

      October 8, 2013

    • Jana

      Unless its raining, there shouldnt be any water to travel across. (springtime tends to get wet in areas) This is a fairly easy hike. There are some gentle climbs, but nothing extreme. Its largely an endurance hike with its distance. We walk it pretty swiftly, and generally finish in about two hours. It will probably be a bit longer with the group. Kickapoo landing has a nice grill with a variety of food options, and its super convenient since it's right there in the park.

      1 · October 8, 2013

  • Matthew K.

    Had to work last event! Hope I don't get called in again for this one.

    October 6, 2013

    • Marie

      I hope to get to meet you Matthew!

      October 8, 2013

  • Tammie

    This sounds like fun but I will have my two children that weekend and I wanted to know if this is an event that is suitable for a 9 and 14 year old or is it for adults only. If anyone could send me some information on this that would be great. Thanks!

    October 1, 2013

    • Marie

      Hi Tammie, the trail is about 7 miles so as long as the young people can hike it they are very welcome to come along.

      October 1, 2013

    • Tammie

      Thanks Marie, I think that I will bring just my older daughter and her friend.

      October 2, 2013

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