Sand Ridge State Forest Hiking: Hiking Illinois Hiking Trails Best Midwest Hiking Trails Backpacking

Sand Ridge State Forest Hiking: Hiking Illinois Hiking Trails Best Midwest Hiking Trails Backpacking

Lone Crow takes to the Midwest trails to hike Illinois and hit up one of the best Midwest hikes at Sand Ridge State Forest. Not only are there a multitude of Midwest hiking and adventures in the park there is also backcountry campsites for Sand Ridge State Forest Backpacking. The park offers Illinois backpacking trails and several of the backcountry campsites can be accessed from the Blue Trail in Sand Ridge State Forest Hiking including backcountry sites 6, 7, 10 and 11 which are all featured in the video. Sand Ridge State Forest offers some of the best Midwest hikes. We stop along the trail to have a delicious backpacking lunch and take in the scenery along the way. Hiking Illinois trails that are near to me is very fun and the park offers a variety of difficulty levels and lengths for those seeking Illinois hiking trails. The park offers amazing Illinois backpacking trails and each site can be reserved online or at the park office. Rangers are friendly at Sand Ridge State Park. The trail system within Sand Ridge State Forest is an integral park of the Illinois State Parks Hiking Trails and maps can be accessed online. This park in one of the best and little known Midwest hiking spots and is a top contender for Midwest hiking locations as far as I’m concerned. So get out there and start hiking Midwest USA!

————————Hiking Gear and Apparel Used in This Video————————
Vasque Breeze III GTX Womens Hiking Boots:
Vasque Breeze II GTX Mens Hiking Boots:

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Womens Trail Runners:
Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Mens Trail Runners:

Cotopaxi Luzon 18L Frameless Day Pack:

Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket Womens:
Ghost Whisperer Down Jack Mens:
Klymit V Seat Inflatable Sit Pad:

MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Backpacking Stove:
TOAKS Titanium 750ml Pot:

Sea to Summit Tatanium Spoon:

Alpine Aire (H)eat Insulated Meal Pouch:

————————Camera/Filming Gear————————
GoPro Hero 8:

External Microphone (Movo VXR10 Cardioid Mic )For Use with DLSR Camera/Smart Phone):

Lavalier Mic (Movo WMCI10) For Smartphone/DLSR Camera:

Tripod: Acuvar 50″ Tripod with Smartphone Mount:


  1. Amanda Harris on May 16, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    When you gotta go you gotta go! Always bring an extra shirt! Thank you for that hike you guys are awesome!

  2. Kelly Camp on May 16, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Good looking buff!

  3. barb ander on May 16, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Are the state parks/forests now open?

  4. CpnStbn12 on May 16, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    I don’t know what your foot pathology is, but I highly recommend looking up Correct Toes on YouTube. If Sarah is wearing Altras, perhaps she knows about them already. Personally I can only go for long walks while wearing the toe spacers, as they correct my gait and help prevent plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy. This isn’t an advertisement, just a subscriber who has had foot problems lol. Cheers

  5. Bonny Lads On Tour. Hiking, Whisky Tasting / Review on May 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Great video really enjoyed it and just subscribed! I’m from the city of Sunderland UK and I love watching people’s videos from other countries. Maybe you could check out our channel "Bonny Lads On Tour" 👍

  6. Cheryl Shay on May 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Love those tall, tall pines!

  7. In the Woods with Bigfoot on May 16, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    If you want to try out the trail runners, wear some good smart wool socks. That should keep your feet warm. That looks like a great area. The Gopro looks cool. The problem that I have with mine is uploading from it. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hippie Hiker on May 16, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Still have not made it out to Sand Ridge. Congrats on 1000 subscribers, wow!

  9. Andrew Forrest on May 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I love this park. Great opportunity for secluded hikes.

  10. Adventour Girl on May 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Really dig those campsites. In my neck of the woods there is nothing that flat, or open. The mountains are rocky and the trees grow wherever they can. All the lakes and the ocean is so crowded you could never be alone anywhere. Sarah’s sense of humor cracks me up, and all that Werther’s talk. Lmao!! What the hell were you thinking!! 😂

  11. Sarah of Lone Crow Adventures on May 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Still can’t believe you told that story….

  12. Nancy Glamour on May 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Still snow in Illinois? Wowsers

  13. Better Ways To Win on May 16, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Oh yeah. backpacking lunch!!!

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