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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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7 Completed 5 Reviews

Good Trail. My husband and I plan to take our bikes on this trail in the future. I have done this trail to help my train for major walks I have done for charity. Good time lots of traffic.

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Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail
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7 Completed 5 Reviews

This is trail is over 4.7 miles long. You can walk up to 8 miles on this trail. I would bring a walking stick and plenty of water. Some hills so be ready to climb. Lots of nature to see, plenty of woods to enjoy.

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Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier - Chicago
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36 Completed 34 Reviews

I agree with other reviewers that is not really a "trail" in a hiking sense but walking in this part of Chicago is interesting and worth the walk.

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Swallow Cliff Woods
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Well those stairs will kick your a$$ into next week...but they can be avoided. I love walking here...lots of trails and people and horse riders...great place!

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Starved Rock
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Very crowded park. I have done many different trails in this park, some better then others. I have had some great times here but it is just way to crowded and trash everywhere, this has always been true since I started hiking there as a kid. I would drive 15 min further and go to Matthieson State Park. The best time to go is in Feb. when the water falls have frozen over.

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Matthiessen State Park
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

This is the park that got me to love hiking. I have been here countless times and can say anything bad about it. The trail that you hike along the river is beatiful and different to the rest of illinois, you can also take a smaller trail to met the river. There is a longer trail above the river and it is in the forest. At the biggest of the waterfalls you can climb a very large rock and use the falls as a water slide. In my opinion it is way better then the more popular Starved Rock state park near by.

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Brookfield Zoo - Chicago
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I love the zoo.

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Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve Loop
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Awesome trails and wonderful nature.

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Big Rock Forest Preserve Trail
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13 Completed 11 Reviews

Refreshing to find this little park amongst all the fields. Some limestone trails, but there are several stretches of mown grass for those that like a bit more variation in their run...not to mention softer foot falls. Looking forward to exploring more of the area soon.

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Bode & Schaumburg
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome place to fish catch a lot of panfish. But also catch bass, pike, Muskie, carp. A good place to go if you wanna get away for a little bit.

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