“A short trail with breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and downtown Galena!”
— Jim Johannsen
Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This route is short and pleasant, leading to a scenic viewpoint.
Open dawn to dusk. Closed while there's snow on the ground.
This short trail ends at the John and Marge Cooke Overlook
with views of the Mississippi River in the distance! The route is well defined, making it easy to follow as you make your way to the beautiful overlook.
The Horseshoe Mound Preserve is owned and maintained by a nonprofit organization, so be sure to leave a donation in the box at the kiosk!
Flora & Fauna
Prairie wildflowers and oak savanna dominate the landscape surrounding the trail.