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852 mi 1,371 km of trail 16 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 349 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail
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Featured Hikes in Chicago Metro Area - 16

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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 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 )
Favorite Morton Arboretum road in the fall.

Morton Arboretum Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km • Loop • 176 ft Ascent 53.73 m Ascent

Doubletrack Lisle, IL

( 6 )
Favorite Blue Trail in the fall.

Bullfrog Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km • Point to Point • 625 ft Ascent 190.36 m Ascent

Singletrack Willow Springs, IL

( 10 )
Favorite 606 Trail at Whipple St.

The 606 (Bloomingdale Trail)

5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 8 ft Ascent 2.42 m Ascent

Paved Path Chicago, IL

( 12 )
Favorite American Kestrel

Montrose Bird Sanctuary (The Magic Hedge)

0.4 mi 0.7 km • Loop • 10 ft Ascent 3.07 m Ascent

Singletrack Lincolnwood, IL

( 2 )

Trails in Chicago Metro Area - 356

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3.9 mi 6.2 km #1 Stonehouse Trail (Black Trail)
Palos Hills, IL
3.9 mi 6.2 km Palos Hills, IL
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Muddy
83 days ago
2.9 mi 4.7 km #2 Red Loop
Kildeer, IL
2.9 mi 4.7 km Kildeer, IL
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #3 Black Trail
Kildeer, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km Kildeer, IL
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1.2 mi 2.0 km #4 Outer Loop
Ingalls Park, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km Ingalls Park, IL
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6.2 mi 9.9 km #5 Orange Loop
Willow Springs, IL
6.2 mi 9.9 km Willow Springs, IL
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Muddy
83 days ago
2.9 mi 4.6 km #6 Brown Loop
Kildeer, IL
2.9 mi 4.6 km Kildeer, IL
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63.2 mi 101.8 km #7 I & M Canal Trail
Rockdale, IL
63.2 mi 101.8 km Rockdale, IL
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #8 Purple Trail
Willow Springs, IL
1.9 mi 3.0 km Willow Springs, IL
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5.7 mi 9.1 km #9 Yellow Loop
Inverness, IL
5.7 mi 9.1 km Inverness, IL
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Muddy - Pretty muddy! Not un-runable though. Just takes some patience and maybe an extra pair of socks
62 days ago
9.7 mi 15.6 km #10 Yellow Trail
Willow Springs, IL
9.7 mi 15.6 km Willow Springs, IL
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Muddy, Fallen Trees
83 days ago
3.4 mi 5.4 km #11 Raceway Trail
Sleepy Hollow, IL
3.4 mi 5.4 km Sleepy Hollow, IL
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3.2 mi 5.2 km #12 Buffalo Creek Trail
Buffalo Grove, IL
3.2 mi 5.2 km Buffalo Grove, IL
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14.8 mi 23.7 km #13 Illinois Prairie Path - Aurora Branch
Aurora, IL
14.8 mi 23.7 km Aurora, IL
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16.5 mi 26.6 km #14 North Branch Trail: Red
Northfield, IL
16.5 mi 26.6 km Northfield, IL
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2.1 mi 3.3 km #15 Blue Trail
Glencoe, IL
2.1 mi 3.3 km Glencoe, IL
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #16 Lake Loop
Palos Heights, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km Palos Heights, IL
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #17 Orange Trail
Deer Park, IL
1.6 mi 2.6 km Deer Park, IL
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #18 Marsh Loop Trail
Wonder Lake, IL
0.9 mi 1.5 km Wonder Lake, IL
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11.8 mi 19.0 km #19 Virgil Gilman Trail
Boulder Hill, IL
11.8 mi 19.0 km Boulder Hill, IL
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0.8 mi 1.3 km #20 Blue Trail North
Burr Ridge, IL
0.8 mi 1.3 km Burr Ridge, IL
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