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Forest Park

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Hike the Pimiteoui trail today.

This was the first time we have been on this trail in five years. Only went half way from Forest... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
George C
Morton, Illinois
Nice hiking trails

This park has very nice peaceful hiking trails. We saw deer and enjoyed the walk. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Jeannie H
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Part of the Peoria Forest Preserve Park.
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5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria, IL 61616-3506
+1 309-686-3360
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This was the first time we have been on this trail in five years. Only went half way from Forest Park Drive to Grandview Dr but it was still really enjoyable to be back on the trail. My wife and I both have 100's of...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This park has very nice peaceful hiking trails. We saw deer and enjoyed the walk. The exhibits inside were interesting as well. There is a cute gift shop with very friendly staff.

Thank Jeannie H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice Forrest walk. Challenging hills. Cool even when it’s hot. Do not bring the dog. Come see some deer.

Thank L8009OZlinda
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Forest Park is a great place to hike with several trails of differentiating difficulty. There are flat trails that are great for taking the littles along and they do quite a few neat classes/programs throughout the year.

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Forest Park has quite a few trails to choose from so that hikers of any level can enjoy their time there. There is also a nature center with a gift shop that lends itself to learning more natural history. It is a family friendly hiking...More

Thank JeanRing5
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We are locals and used Forest Park to build up our hiking ability when we were preparing to hike out west. We have seen wild turkey and deer depending on the time of day.

2  Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I love the trails here. They are perfect for getting away from your concerns of the day. Quiet, peaceful, well maintained trails. There is always the opportunity to see some wildlife in their habitat.

Thank Daveanew
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have been up and down better trails around here, if you are not that in to hiking then this can be a good place to stroll around. It also seems like it's good for younger people and families with kids as they seem to...More

1  Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I grew up in the Peoria area and lived there until my late 20s. I always knew where Forest Park Nature Centre was, but I had never actually stopped there to explore. While back home visiting my family in early June, my partner and I...More

1  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

lots of easy trails and some challenging trails. Nice place to just get away for a bit right in the city.

Thank Dave B
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12 May 2017|
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Response from Curiosity308 | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed. it is stated on signs in the park. The sign reads, "Please leave pets at home".
12 February 2016|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to park and free to walk the trails.
17 December 2015|
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Response from Cheryl M | Reviewed this property |
It is free to use any of the trails or go into the Nature Center.