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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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Waterfall Glen
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9 Completed 1 Reviews

I unfortunately chose a very hot day to walk the entire main loop which was over 9 miles. Had several stretches of direct sun on the path with no escape from the heat. Very few benches and rest areas along the way. By the trees the path looked beautiful.
If you are going to take this trail I advise bathing in bug spray. I left with over 100 mosquito bites, they are aggressive. I hope to go back on a cooler day with my bike.

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Ferne Clyffe Waterfall Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome trail! it is easy to get lost on, i found myself going too far on the trail and ended up on three different trails dude to the lack of signs. but the views where amazing! loved it!

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Cahokia Mounds
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21 Completed 10 Reviews

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Chicago Lakefront
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice

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Nachusa Grasslands and Franklin Creek State Natural Area
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Fun trail. Not crowded and you get the chance to cross streams and stay off the beaten path during a casual hike.

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Palos
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trials! Had loads of fun!!!

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Giant City Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Little Grand Canyon Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike, beautiful scenery. We went the day after it rained, so part of the canyon floor was flooded and the mosquitos were terrible down there. Rocks were also very slippery as they were wet. As long as you wear proper footwear, should it be a problem.

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Salt Lick Point Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail is very well maintained and a pleasure to hike. Some very nice views near the cliffs.

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E.L. Ryerson Conservation Area LCFP
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15 Completed 3 Reviews

This one's also listed under "Ryerson Woods Hike." Looks as though most people find it through that one. Maybe this one could be merged into that one?

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