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Indian Hill

49.5-acre Indian Hill Forest Preserve is a favorite for an easy yet engaging hike through some of Winnebago County’s most picturesque woodlands. This forest preserve offers an alluring little shady woodland trail just long enough to stretch your legs and relax your mind.

The 1.70 mile trail starts off with a few hills some twists and turns, but is primarily flat and wide.  On your hike you will discover a handful of mature oak trees, so beautiful and statuesque they ask you to stop and stare. There is a quick loop off the trail that goes to a high bluff overlooking dense forest and floodplain about fifty feet down, and a bench for you to sit and enjoy this unique view of the Rock River. The rest of the trail walks through walnut tree plantation, and a tall white pine forest that allows the sun to peek in through the skinny pine needles.

Acres: 49.5
Access Road: Yes
Restrooms: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Picnic Tables: Yes
Shelterhouses: No
Playground Equipment: No
Ball Fields: No
Horseback Trails: No
Hiking Trails(miles): 1.70
Campground Sites: No
Boat Launch: No
Canoe Launch: No
18 Hole Golf Course: No
Illinois Nature Preserve: No
Special Facilities: Conservation Area
Donated Land: Yes
Natural Areas: No
All reservations subject to the GENERAL USE ORDINANCE.

Trail Map

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Indian Hill Map


7061 Kishwaukee Road, Rockford, IL 61109
Indian Hill is located on Kishwaukee Road. The entrance is just west of South Bend Road.