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Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail

Palos Park, IL

Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Palos Park, IL that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Starved Rock
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Just went on Sunday. Such a great time! Definitely love going in the winter and seeing the frozen waterfalls. Absolutely amazing. This was my second time going to Starved Rock and each time has been in the winter. I'll need to make it out this summer to see when they're actual waterfalls. Can't wait!

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Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail
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Did this trail yesterday with the boyfriend and it's a very nice and fairly quiet trail. We did the super old stairs too. Maybe just because of the time of year. It was very muddy and icy as I see noted by another hiker. I recommend some waterproof boots or proper hiking shoes. I like that there are a few offshoots. Since it is a horse trail as well, watch out for little "road blocks". I look forward to going back again in the Spring and summer.

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Deer Run Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice hike with a wide open path. It is mostly flat until you get close to the valley where it has a gradual decline.

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Kickapoo State Park
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Lots of hiking and fishing options. Don't miss out on the smallmouth fishing in the river.

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Allerton Park Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

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Starved Rock
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

I have been here a multitude of times absolutely beautiful scenery slightly challenging at times some of the staircases are a little rough to get up but overall a great place to visit

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Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

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Northbridge / Constitution Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail for all sorts of activities. Paved

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North Fork Trail Clinton Lake
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail is very slick after a thaw and has quite a bit of elevation change for the middle of Illinois.

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Crabtree Nature Center Hike
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3 Completed 1 Reviews