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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.

Recommended Routes 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 625' Up 190.36 m Up 624' Down 190.16 m Down

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

Palos West Side Tour

12.2 mi 19.6 km 697' Up 212.5 m Up 697' Down 212.51 m Down

Burr Ridge, IL

Palos Trail System Hiking

  • 63 Miles 102 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Palos Trail System - 14

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