Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail

MODERATE 72 reviews
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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.

7.7 miles 488 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

1 month ago

Challenging runs up and down the many hill. Some very steep

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of hills, and beautiful scenery.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Wonderful trail!

trail running
2 months ago

this is an amazing place to get a good workout. The hills are life, really makes u feel like ur in full beast mode.

2 months ago

Love it! And stairs also...)!

2 months ago

3 months ago

Stairs are great in the early morning. beautiful trails. perfect

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

5 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Ran/Walked 8.3 miles. Nice scenery. Saw some deer. Good inclines on trails.

6 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago