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Best Trails in Illinois

Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail

Palos Park, IL

Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palos Park, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Waterfall Glen Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The scenery was great! A little crowded because it was Memorial Day, but overall it was great! We biked the main trail. The abandoned nursery building remnants were unexpected but interesting. We'll definitely be back.

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Salt Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I think its longer than 5.8 miles. Nice uncrowded trail.

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Salt Lick Point Trail
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

It was a beautiful day for a hike at Salt Lick Point today. This was our first time on this trail, and I was a little nervous about it being rated difficult, but it really wasn't that bad. This trail should probably be rated moderate. Only took us an hour and 15 minutes to complete.

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Montrose Harbor Trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice crowded.

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Ferne Clyffe Waterfall Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Fun hike with all types of terrain on and off trails

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McClaughry Springs Woods Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy

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Garden of the Gods Observation Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier - Chicago
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53 Completed 39 Reviews

I started from Lincoln Park, walked the Magnificent Mile to the Navy Pier and then followed the lake shore trail all the way back to the Field Museum. The scenery was wonderful.

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The Loop - Chicago
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53 Completed 39 Reviews

Best way to see Downtown Chicago is by walking through it. Recently I visited the Field Museum and I wanted to explore Downtown Chicago. So I followed the Columbus and walked toward Downtown, around the Millenium Park, I turned to the River Walk, and then back to the Michigan Ave. Finally I arrived at the Lincoln Park. The walk was nice and it allowed me to see the Chicago at the street level.

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Salt Lick Point Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Love this trail! I come to this trail a few times a month and I love it! So beautiful!