Directions: Located in Kickapoo State Park on the north side of
Danville, IL (East-Central Illinois). Take I-74 into Danville and look for signs
to Kickapoo State Park. Once in the park, there are several signs (and
park maps) to the trailhead which is located next to a ranger/park station. The
trail is in the north section of the park.
Trail Information: This is a great 7.6 mile rugged loop trail. It's a hilly dirt trail through trees with several shorter flat grass sections that are in the open. Trail can be very difficult when accompanied by mud, snow, and/or ice. Another tough trail, Clear Pond, starts and ends next to the Wilderness trailhead. If the 7.6 mile loop isn't sufficient, add the 3 mile Clear Pond trail loop--it has even more hills and turns than the Wilderness course.
Miscellaneous Information: There are two good races run on the trail each year--one in early January and another in late September. The local Danville running club (Kennekuk Road Runners) organizes both trail races.