We had a free Sunday morning and the weather was just slightly chilly so I typed in “hiking” into Google Maps and this place popped up! I actually had no idea this place even existed! Located on the east end of Belleville, Illinois is this hidden nature preserve.
The trail starts out from the road with a few stairs and then leads into the woods. After just a short hike, the trail splits and creates a loop. We hiked the trail counter-clockwise despite Ellie wanting to hike clockwise LOL.