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.
dogs on leash
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.
Challenging runs up and down the many hill. Some very steep
Lots of hills, and beautiful scenery.
this is an amazing place to get a good workout. The hills are life, really makes u feel like ur in full beast mode.
Love it! And stairs also...)!
Stairs are great in the early morning. beautiful trails. perfect
Awesome!-started and ended at the stairs-115...cute little cafe with healthier snack choices. Definitely plan on coming back again. There was a good amount of people on the trail and quite an abundance on the stairs.
Ran/Walked 8.3 miles. Nice scenery. Saw some deer. Good inclines on trails.
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.
Solid trail but fairly icy currently. The white trail offshoot to complete this loop involves about 100 years of stairs. There is no clear marker that this will complete the loop.