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Oak Ridge

653.6-acre Oak Ridge is southeast of Rockford, accessible from Blomberg Road as well as the south branch of the Kishwaukee River. Acquired in 1998 it offers picnic tables and a canoe launch, and relatively undeveloped natural areas. Over seven miles of hiking and equestrian trails wind through Oak Ridge and connect with trails in Deer Run to the north, and then Blackhawk Springs to the west (hiking only). There is equestrian camping at $12 for resident and $17 for non-resident per night per unit. Users are to utilize a self registration system for camping and can acquire a daily riding pass. Annual bridle tags may be applied for at the site.

Acres: 653.6
Access Road: No
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Pay Phones: No
Picnic Tables: 10
Shelterhouses: 0
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: Yes
Equestrian Camping: Yes
Hiking Trails(miles): 7.1
Campground Sites: 0
Boat Launches: 0
Canoe Access: Yes
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: No
Donated Land: No
Natural Areas: Yes
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

Download an updated printable trail map here of Oak Ridge. Equestrians and hikers there is a new trail route at Oak Ridge Forest Preserve. Please avoid using the old route because of hazardous conditions.

Download a printable trail map here of Deer Run/Oak Ridge.


8322 Blomberg Road, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
3 miles southeast of Cherry Valley, 1 mile east on Blomberg Road from the Blomberg and Perryville intersection.