You need not be a member of the Friends to join us in any of the hikes. There is no fee for the hikes. We ask that you dress weather appropriately.
For more information, contact Ed Herrmann at: email@example.com (email) or 815-664-2403 (home). Our hike schedule is posted below, along with links to recaps and photos of our previous hikes.
2019 Hike Schedule
|Date||Hike Route||Length||Meet/Park @||Hike Name|
|Jan. 20||Lock 3 to Lock 6||4.5 miles||Lock 3 (Il. Rt. 29||Great Blue Heron|
|Feb. 17||Lock 32 to Lock 30||4.6 miles||Lock 30 (Steel Dam)||Bald Eagle|
|March 17||Br. 59 to Br. 62||4.2 miles||IL Rt. 92 (Bridge 56)||Barred Owl|
|April 14||Lock 21 to Bridge 15||5.4 miles||Br. 15 (West Parking Lot, Visitor’s Center)||Raccoon|
|May 19||Lock 33 to Br. 47||4.9 miles||Br.45 IL. Rt. 40 (Rock Falls, W. of Days Inn)||Indigo Bunting|
|June 16||Lock 17 to Lock 11 (Br.6)||3.2 miles||Lock 17||Wood Duck|
|July 21||Br. 59 to Br. 56||3.8 miles||Br. 56 (IL. Rt. 92)||Red Tail Hawk|
|Aug. 18||Br. 34 to Br. 37||3.5 miles||IL. Rt. 82 (Geneseo Campground)||Woodcock|
|Sep. 15||Br. 50 to Br. 52||4.1 miles||Bridge 50 (IL. Rt. 172)||Cottonwood|
|Oct. 20||Br. 15 to Br. 17A||4.8 miles||Br. 15 (West Parking Lot, Visitor’s Ctr.)||Water Snake|
|Nov. 17||Br. 62 to Lock 22||4.7 miles||Lock 22||Red Winged Blackbird|
|December||No Hike – Happy Holidays|