Hike the Red River Trail

Rate this Adventure 2.3 miles 285 ft gain  - Loop Trail

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The Red River Trail is a 2.3 mile loop just outside of Deer Park, Illinois. The trail runs alongside a river, and is typically used by hikers, walkers, and those wishing to see unique birds.

The Red River Trail is open for use year round. The trail winds through beautiful canyons, streams, prairies, and forests in Matthiessen State Park. 

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Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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