Hiking Project Logo

Coral Woods Perimeter

 3.0 (1)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Length


1.8 Miles 2.9 Kilometers


81' 25 m

Ascent

-86' -26 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

964' 294 m

High

899' 274 m

Low

Shared By Peter Gitta

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A combination of prairie and wooded trails with gentle grades.

Peter Gitta

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy trails

Dusk to dawn.

Overview

This large perimeter loop encompasses both of the trails located in the Coral Woods Preserve. The route is a great way to see all that the park has to offer.

Description

Coral Woods consists of basically two loops through the largest stand of Maples in McHenry County. The one to the east, the Hiking/Ski Trail is mainly open prairie with a wide mowed grass path, while the western section, the Nature Trail, is a singletrack trail through a mixed tree forest. The wooded section has bridges crossing streams, but in a couple of places, visitors will need to ford very small and shallow streams (12-14" wide) by stepping over or utilizing rocks in the stream bed. These are not difficult, but should not be attempted without stable footwear. These areas are usually dry in the warmer summer months, but can be muddy in the spring.

The trail here represents the outer boundaries of all the available trails. Connecting trails throughout shorten the journey and allow hikers to utilize either the northern or southern portions.

A large parking lot, restrooms, and picnic areas are available. Benches are scattered along the trails as well.

Contacts

You & This Featured Hike


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Hike

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

May 19, 2016
Peter Gitta

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 1 vote

#3567

Overall
  3.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
100%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#29

in Illinois

#3,567

Overall
3 Views Last Month
531 Since Apr 26, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

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

Shop REI Hiking