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Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail

Palos Park, IL

Palos/Sag Valley Forest Preserve: Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop is a 4.75 mile loop trail located near Palos Park, Illinois that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & trail running and is accessible year-round.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

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Starved Rock
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Really great trail, however gets super crowded during the summer so that made it pretty annoying however like I said before, great trail.

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Starved Rock
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297 Completed 297 Reviews

Nice trail.

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Sam Dale Lake Hiking Trail
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10 Completed 6 Reviews

Okay trail if you're already close by, but don't go out of your way to get here.

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Middlefork Savanna LCFP
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fantastic for a family hike! Also great for the family dog.

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sylvan island
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The bridge to the trail is still closed Moline is taking surveys to see what they're going to do next. Hopefully they'll have the bridge finished sometime in the near future.

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Swallow Cliff Woods
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

We hiked and rucked. Loved the stairs, pretty and quiet nature. Lots of horses (like!!), mostly flat.

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Chicago Lakeshore Path: North Hike
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10 Completed 10 Reviews

Am a Chicagoan, born and raised. If you haven't walked, run, or biked this trail I refuse to say you're a resident. The views are amazing, from the beautiful lake, to the art, the city, and eventually leading into the suburbs.

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Little Grand Canyon Trail
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28 Completed 14 Reviews

This was a great trail. Hiked it in the fall. Fall colors were at a peak. The trail itself can be dangerous going down and coming up walking through the chutes cut into the rock bluff . There are steps cut into the rock to help negotiate the steeper portions of the descent; however those can still be slick. Best to hike this trail when there has been little rain. This is not a trail for small children. However, there is a 1 mile hike out to an observation point that smaller children could hike. And as an extra bonus this trail is near the Pamona winery. Be sure and stop and sample the Apple wines.

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Cove Hollow Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail markers need refreshed and the signage replaced. Otherwise I really enjoyed this trail. Definitely going back.

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Pyramid State Park, IL 10 Mile Loop Trail
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Very well kept park. Plenty of signage to find your way around. With major trail being used by equestrians there are some areas that are a bit torn up. Nothing horrible. My dog jumped into a small black pond and came out dripping black stuff. Not sure what it was but it's the second time since we came to Southern Illinois that it's happened. Overall a really good experience.

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