Middle Fork Illinois Bayou

Total Miles


542.60 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

This route starts as an easy downhill descent into the middle fork of the Illinois Bayou. The trail is very tight on both sides through its entirety, and pinstriping is a guarantee. The trail is easy to moderate downhill into the bayou traveling from east to west. There are tight bypasses around large downed trees that might be difficult for larger rigs. Once down into the bayou, the road follows the creek, and then one water crossing takes you to the other side. This road continuing along the creek going north is washed away and impassable. The ascent out of the bayou is very steep, and the road width is quite narrow.

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Middle Fork Illinois Bayou
Middle Fork Illinois Bayou
Middle Fork Illinois Bayou


Narrow width, water crossings up to 18", tight bypasses around downed trees.

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Access Description

Trail starts 5.5 Miles north of Bayou Bluff Campground on Hwy 27.

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