This is a hike around the North Fork of Clinton Lake. The North Fork access if off of Northfork road N950. This road is easy to get to either off Highway 54 or Birbeck Road, which is also off of Highway 54. If you are coming from the town of Clinton go east on 54 toward Dewitt. Birbeck road will be on your left. If you are coming from Dewitt, then take 54 west until you see 1650E then take a right and then a left on 950N (NorthFork Road) Clinton Lake North Fork is an approximately 11 mile hike that is fairly rugged and hilly. If we have 2 cars we can park one at either trailhead for those only wishing to do an approximately 6 mile hike. Please dress for the weather (layer for warmth if necessary, bring protective gear in case of rain) Good shoes and possibly even hiking poles are recommended for this hike as it can be quite steep. Also water and snacks. I will be coming from Bloomington-Normal and will be happy to carpool with anyone wishing to (from the time I leave my driveway in Bloomington to the time I pull up at the trailhead is just about exactly 45 minutes) I have a Honda Accord so it will hold 3 other people besides myself. Afterwards if the group wishes we can go out for a late lunch.
**I just confirmed this with the Park office but I just want to mention that this is hunting season and people are allowed to hunt on this trail. Basically the expectation is that everyone shares the trail. You might want to consider wearing a bright hat or clothes - just be a visible as you can.