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Horseshoe Mound

120 Reviews
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Horseshoe Mound

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withoutsound wrote a review Nov 21
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Great little spot that gives you an overlook of Galena. Not super close but not super far either. It's a narrow drive up, but once you make it up, you're greeted with a nice stone ring where you can sit and they have stalls pointing you in the direction of the summer sunrise/sunset, winter sunrise/sunset, true north, and true south. There's also picnic tables and a porta potty up there. There is also a few trails. We were the only ones there in the park, so great covid activity. One trail was a loop that's almost a mile long that goes past a nice scenic overlook and also goes up and down the mountain. The trail itself is over maintained grass which is nice. Parts of the trail are steep though which can be tough for some populations, and the grass doesn't help there. There is also some kind of clue based activity for kids, almost like a scavenger hunt. Didn't follow it through though. There was a second trail that was a .2 one way trail leading to another over look that I didn't go down. All in all, it was a great way to spend an hour on a sunny afternoon. Would def do again if in the area.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Craig/Lori wrote a review Oct 2020
4 contributions
Loved the hills and leaves and views! Probably a week late for the best leaf colors. Worth the time!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Marisa J wrote a review Oct 2020
DeKalb, Illinois7 contributions
It was our first time in Galena and we stopped here and the views were just breathtaking. You don't need a lot of time there but I think it was worth the stop plus it's free. Great photo ops too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Danielle P wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions
Secluded parkland with stunning views! There is a short but somewhat challenging trail, and several outlooks allowing for views of the valley and Mississippi River. A nice, quiet place to stretch your legs and enjoy some nature.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Phillip wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois121 contributions11 helpful votes
This park is at the top of a hill with a wonderful view of Galena and the surrounding area. There is also a nice path you can walk on, but the view is the best thing to come here for.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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