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Trails / Hiking

The Peoria Park District has many opportunities for walking, hiking, and biking (more than 50 miles of opportunities, in fact!). The paths and trails in the Park District range from paved, level walkways to rough, steep hiking trails.  There’s something for everyone!

Click HERE for a District trail map… and Happy Trails To You!

John H. Gwynn Jr. Park


17 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
809 W John H Gwynn Jr Ave
Peoria, IL

Located next to Carver Recreation Center in downtown Peoria, Gwynn Park is filled with fun for all seasons.

John H. Gwynn Jr. Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Swimming
  • Trails / Hiking

Martin Luther King Jr Park


7 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
825 West Mc Bean Street
Peoria, IL

This park is small but mighty… check out its firehouse-inspired playground!

Martin Luther King Jr. Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Northtrail Park


25 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
1621 West Meadowview Drive
Dunlap, IL

There’s something for everyone at Northtrail… basketball, tennis, fishing, and more!  Northtrail Park has a 0.9 mile loop trail which is paved and fairly level.

Northtrail Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Robinson Park


675 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
400 West Mossville Road
Peoria, IL

Narrow, informal paths lace the site, along with a substantial segment of the better-developed Illinois River Bluff Trail. For the ecologically-oriented visitor, the most intriguing component of Robinson Park is its 151-acre nature preserve, which consists of glacial drift hill prairies, and oak woodlands along the ridges and valleys.  If you have questions about rentals at this park, please call 309-682-1200.

Robinson Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Public Restroom(s)
  • Rentals
  • Shelter(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Sommer Park North


Phone: 309.682.6684
6600 North Basket Oak Drive
Edwards, IL

Not to be confused with its neighbor to the south, Sommer Park North is a neighborhood park filled with activity. Sommer Park North has 1.25 miles
of paved, but not so level hiking opportunities and sports amenities!

Sommer Park North Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Skateboard Areas
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Trails / Hiking

Stadium Park


7.5 acres
Phone: 309.682.6684
500 East Lake Avenue
Peoria, IL

Stadium Park is a cooperative partnership between Peoria School District #150 and the Peoria Park District. Located off Lake Avenue, Stadium Park makes use of School District land directly adjacent to the Peoria Stadium complex.  Stadium Park has a .45 mile loop for hiking that is paved and fairly level.

Stadium Park Layout

AMENITIES

  • Baseball Field(s)
  • Basketball Court(s)
  • Pets Welcome
  • Picnic Table(s)
  • Playground(s)
  • Shelter(s)
  • Soccer Field(s)
  • Trails / Hiking