White Rock Nature Preserve
- Address: 6438 Bluff Rd, Valmeyer, IL 62295, USA, Herculaneum, United States
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids
Located on the other side the Mississippi River, White Rock Nature Preserve is a lovely combination of grasslands and woods. If you are looking forward to an easy uphill walk, you can consider coming here. It has a well-maintained walkway that will take you around. You will also find a shallow cave here. Tucked away in Valmeyer, it is hardly an hour away from Herculaneum.
White Rock Nature Preserve Reviews & Ratings
Very pretty, wasn't crowded. The first section is all uphill, so be ready for a bit of a climb, but the blufftop walk was very pretty. Lots of plant identification practice and pawpaws galore if you get hungry. Good overlooks at the end of each spur trail. Easy enough for a 6 and 11 year old, and even on a hot day was still quite pleasant.
Nice hike up bluff. Not as open as other Hill prairies in area.
Secluded trail. You'll need to pay attention, bc the parking area and trail head are easy to miss. The trail is not short, nor is it overly long. I highly recommend checking it out.
Watch out for the locals. They are rude to visitors who have hunting in the area
Great trails for a quick few mile hike on the way home from work. Would have given 5 stars, but a hornet or wasp wasn't very welcoming. Came out of nowhere and stung me behind the ear. I'll be back.