Starting at gate the trail is smooth for 1/2 of mile then becomes technical with steep climbs and rolling hills.
How to get there:
I-39 north from Bloomington-Normal IL to RT 18 to Streator then Rt 23 north. 5 miles north of Streator turn left to Leonore, IL B4 the Vermilion River Bridge on Right side is a gate enter there
Additional parking at bottom of bridge