The Glacial Park Loop Trail is a gorgeous 2.3 mile hike perfect for all skill levels and families. Glacial Park Loop Trail features scenic wild flowers and landscapes.

Glacial Park is located in McHenry County Conservation District, near Richmond, Illinois. The park features prairies, a flowing river, and over 40 endangered plant and animal species. The park is open for hikers, horseback riders, fishers, and those wishing to canoe. Glacial Park is part of the Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge. The trail allows dogs that are kept on leash. 

Photos: France Bluebird and Cheep Shot

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Snack or picnic lunch
  • Fishing rod and supplies, if fishing
  • Canoe and paddle, life jacket, if canoeing 
  • Map
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RT Distance 2.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 216 Feet
Activities Canoeing, Chillin, Fishing, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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