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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 4.7 mile moderately trafficked 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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Cahokia Mounds
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It's a beautiful hike with lots to see

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Matthiessen State Park Trail
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North Fork Trail Clinton Lake
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Starved Rock Trail
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Starved rock trail has multiple routes. This one views some of the most scenic areas in the park.

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mallard county forest preserve
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Jackson Falls, Illinois
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Awesome trail, just rather difficult to go down the road to get to it! It was bumpy, muddy and had huge ruts, I'm sure a 4x4 has no issues, but I did in a Jetta. It was worth the drive though!

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Little Grand Canyon Trail
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This was an amazing trail! Very beautiful, a chance to really see what nature has to offer.

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Giant City Nature Trail
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Montrose Harbor Trail
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One of my favorite stretches of the lake if you go up to the bird sanctuary / the magic hedge / dune areas. It isn't all pavement if you extend your hike past the harbor into the peninsula. Great for seeing birds, trees, and escaping the sound of cars!