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1,292 mi 2,079 km of trail 32 Featured Hikes

Gems 8 Gems Easy Trails 466 Trails Intermediate Trails 84 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Illinois - 31

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Favorite LaSalle Canyon Waterfall.

Starved Rock Loop

5.1 mi 8.1 km • Loop • 493 ft Ascent 150.12 m Ascent

Singletrack Deer Park, IL

( 23 )
Favorite Viewpoint and suitable backpacking campsite off the River to River trail. (Very close to trail, unfortunately).

River To River Trail: Garden of the Gods Wilderness Section

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Point to Point • 516 ft Ascent 157.15 m Ascent

Singletrack Rosiclare, IL

( 8 )
Favorite The trail is full of life and diversity.

The Chicago Outerbelt Route

208.3 mi 335.3 km • Loop • 1,671 ft Ascent 509.26 m Ascent

Singletrack Chicago, IL

( 1 )
Favorite An algae covered pond along the Waterfall Glen Main Trail.

Waterfall Glen Main Trail

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 259 ft Ascent 78.82 m Ascent

Doubletrack Darien, IL

( 27 )
Favorite A short stop to enjoy the view.

Matthiessen State Park Loop

2.7 mi 4.4 km • Loop • 164 ft Ascent 49.97 m Ascent

Singletrack Deer Park, IL

( 13 )
Favorite Watching the Chicago Air and Water show from the Lakefront. Near Diversey Ave looking south.

Chicago Lakefront Trail

18.4 mi 29.6 km • Point to Point • 154 ft Ascent 47.07 m Ascent

Paved Path Lincolnwood, IL

( 8 )
Favorite Oak trees begin to leaf out in a well-managed oak woodland. With plenty of sunlight, the spring wildflowers are abundant.

Sag Valley Main Trail

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 364 ft Ascent 110.8 m Ascent

Singletrack Palos Park, IL

( 17 )

Trails in Illinois - 522

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1 Trillium Trail
Carbondale, IL
1.3 mi 2.1 km Carbondale, IL
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #2 Merrill Woods Trail
Hanna City, IL
0.3 mi 0.5 km Hanna City, IL
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #3 Salt Lick Trail
Valmeyer, IL
1.9 mi 3.0 km Valmeyer, IL
All Clear
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Dry - Had to get to from Waterloo to Valmeyer due to Bluff road flood closure - trail itself was high and dry
45 days ago
3.9 mi 6.2 km #4 Stonehouse Trail (Black Trail)
Palos Hills, IL
3.9 mi 6.2 km Palos Hills, IL
Minor Issues
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Muddy
80 days ago
1.8 mi 2.9 km #5 Trail #481
Carrier Mills, IL
1.8 mi 2.9 km Carrier Mills, IL
Unknown
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14.0 mi 22.5 km #6 Mississippi River Greenway: North Riverfront Trail
St. Louis, MO
14.0 mi 22.5 km St. Louis, MO
Unknown
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4.7 mi 7.6 km #7 Mississippi River Trail
Oakville, MO
4.7 mi 7.6 km Oakville, MO
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #8 River Bluff Trail
Oakville, MO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Oakville, MO
Unknown
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3.6 mi 5.8 km #9 Trail 7
Metamora, IL
3.6 mi 5.8 km Metamora, IL
Unknown
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #10 Red Loop
Kildeer, IL
2.9 mi 4.7 km Kildeer, IL
Unknown
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2.9 mi 4.7 km #11 Floodplain Trail
Hanna City, IL
2.9 mi 4.7 km Hanna City, IL
Unknown
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2.2 mi 3.6 km #12 South Loop Trail
Paxton, IL
2.2 mi 3.6 km Paxton, IL
Unknown
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2.3 mi 3.8 km #13 Rat Trail
Macomb, IL
2.3 mi 3.8 km Macomb, IL
Unknown
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0.7 mi 1.1 km #14 Indian Creek Trail
Cobden, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km Cobden, IL
Unknown
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0.1 mi 0.2 km #15 Eagle Ridge
East Peoria, IL
0.1 mi 0.2 km East Peoria, IL
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #16 Black Trail
Kildeer, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km Kildeer, IL
Unknown
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #17 Outer Loop
Ingalls Park, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km Ingalls Park, IL
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.3 km #18 Trail B
Marshall, IL
3.3 mi 5.3 km Marshall, IL
Unknown
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2.9 mi 4.6 km #19 Trail C
Marshall, IL
2.9 mi 4.6 km Marshall, IL
Unknown
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2.4 mi 3.9 km #20 Fox Trail
Macomb, IL
2.4 mi 3.9 km Macomb, IL
Unknown
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