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44 mi 70 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 5 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Food & Drink

Many locals head to Imperial Oak Brewing at 501 Willow Blvd Willow Springs, IL for a fine selection of craft beers along with a few non-alcoholic selections for non-drinkers. Food trucks can also be found here on weekends.

For hot and cold deli offerings, Spring Forest Deli at 8390 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, IL has an excellent well-rounded menu. Indoor seating is limited, but there is an outdoor pavilion for fair weather outdoor dining.

Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, brews, and hot food can be found at The Irish Legend at 8933 S. Archer Ave in Willow Springs, IL.

Those looking for a hearty breakfast can find it a short drive away at Willow Hills Restaurant and Pancake House at 6678 S. Joliet Rd in Indian Head P ark, IL.

El Faro Restaurant at 6136 South Archer Road in Summit, IL has the best tacos in the area.

Featured Hikes in Palos Trail System - 2

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Favorite Blue Trail in the fall.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bullfrog Loop

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

(12) Willow…, IL
Favorite Blue Trail in the fall.
Intermediate

Palos West Side Tour

12.2 mi 19.6 km • Loop • 697 ft Ascent 212.5 m Ascent

(3) Burr Ridge, IL

Trails in Palos Trail System - 14

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3.9 mi 6.2 km #1Stonehouse Trail (Black Trail)
Intermediate
Palos Hills, IL
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.2 km Palos Hills, IL
6.2 mi 9.9 km #2Orange Loop
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
6.2 mi 9.9 km Willow Springs, IL
1.9 mi 3.0 km #3Purple Trail
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Willow Springs, IL
9.7 mi 15.6 km #4Yellow Trail
Intermediate
Willow Springs, IL
Intermediate
9.7 mi 15.6 km Willow Springs, IL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #5Blue Trail North
Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Burr Ridge, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #6Brown Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Burr Ridge, IL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Campground Trail (Blue)
Easy/Intermediate
Burr Ridge, IL
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Burr Ridge, IL
5.8 mi 9.3 km #8John Husar I&M Canal Trail: Red
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
Easy
5.8 mi 9.3 km Willow Springs, IL
3.9 mi 6.3 km #9Brown Trail
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
Easy
3.9 mi 6.3 km Willow Springs, IL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Tan Trail
Easy
Palos Hills, IL
Easy
2.6 mi 4.2 km Palos Hills, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #11Orange Trail
Easy
Willow Springs, IL
Easy
1.5 mi 2.4 km Willow Springs, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #12Red Trail (South)
Easy
Burr Ridge, IL
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Burr Ridge, IL
0.9 mi 1.4 km #13Red Trail Spur
Easy
Burr Ridge, IL
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Burr Ridge, IL
3.1 mi 5.0 km #14Blue Trail
Intermediate
Palos Hills, IL
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Palos Hills, IL

Photos of Palos Trail System - 7

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Blue Trail in the fall.
Aug 12, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Blue Trail in the fall.
Aug 12, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Tomahawk Slough off of the Orange Trail.
Aug 12, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Following a nice ribbon of singletrack on the Purple Trail.
May 25, 2018 near Willow…, IL
The Brown Trail travels through a shady corridor of trees.
Jun 11, 2017 near Burr Ridge, IL
On the Purple Trail north of 95th Street.
Jun 11, 2017 near Willow…, IL
Trail marker for the Brown Trail.
Jun 11, 2017 near Burr Ridge, IL

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