Chain O'Lakes State Park

Suggestions? Local tips? Tell us!

8 mi 12 km


3 mi 5 km




Easy Trails
3 Trails
Intermediate Trails
0 Trails
Hard Trails
0 Trails

Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

KC's Cabin The Friday morning breakfast is great. They have a buy one get 2nd half off. Had the Hot Italian Grinder for lunch, messy (get lots of napkins) but tasted great.
Tammy's Pizza & Pasta Double decker pizza, nuts, beer, great atmosphere. What more can you ask for
Grass Lake Landings Fish fry is amazing
NeverSink'Inn Great people, great burgers!
El Puerto Mexican Restaurant Make sure you keep your receipts and double check your credit card statement... A waitress helped herself to an extra tip on mine.
200 Forest Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 973-1370
Granny's Lakeside Diner Quite the buffet of camo clad men.
Midwest Breakfast Company Great service, friendly staff, great food
2207 U.S. 12, Spring Grove IL — (815) 675-2147
Cuda's Try the brisket nachos. Cuda's had their own smoker. Amazing!
Fox Lake Family Restaurant Breakfast is always great here.
Wilmot Stage Stop Bring cash. No credit cards. Food and service are excellent.
30646 113th St, Wilmot WI — (262) 862-6212
Dockers Restaurant Get the Salad Bar
33 W Grand Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 973-0033
Carlos's Mexican Grill Burritos are the best with guacamole
2 W Grand Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 973-9446
Dunkin Donuts Trying out this croissant donut. And for $2.00, just for one. This muthafucka better be worth every penny
5 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 587-0645
Whistle Stop Cafe Great breakfast in town
15 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 587-5654
Dino's Den The food is fantastic, the soup is phenomenal, open 24 hours which is convenient & always great conversation service!
88 E Grand Ave, Fox Lake IL — (847) 587-6604
Moretti's Jeremy is an awesome server!
Dilar's Restaurant Good Soup!
Sand Bar & Island Grill Oysters, shrimp scampi, fish tacos oh my! Everything is awesome!
Paisano's On Broadway Make reservations. Chix parm was fantastic & try the pork chops--outta this world!
5614 Broadway St, Richmond IL — (815) 678-4500
EPIC Deli The sandwich options are pretty incredible. My girls really loved the Epic Poutine.
Introduction to Mountain Biking Class - Level 1: May 20 - Raceway Woods Forest Preserve
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic mountain biking techniques including shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Mountain bikes are available for use in the class. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Details
Kayak Tour - Half Day Des Plaines River: May 21 - Des Plaines River- Dam #1 Woods West of Des Plaines River
Launching from Vernon Hills, the urban environment disappears as we follow the Des Plaines River through the forest preserves of Lake County. Previous paddling experience is recommended as the river has several bends that require maneuvering and, depending on water levels, may require a portage. Details
View All Adventures

REI Adventures

Dolomites Grand Traverse
Venice, Italy
Grand Canyon Backpacking - South Rim
South Rim, Grand Canyon NP, AZ

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area with the community.

Weather Averages







Days w/


Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Hike
Featured Hikes

Featured Hikes in Chain O'Lakes State Park - 1

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Hikes!

Trails in Chain O'Lakes State Park - 2

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails!

1.7 mi 2.7 km
#1 Gold Finch Trail
Channel Lake, IL
1.7 mi 2.7 km Channel Lake, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km
#2 Badger Trail
Channel Lake, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km Channel Lake, IL

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking