Conkey Woods

EASY 1 reviews

Conkey Woods is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Palos Heights, IL that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

6.0 miles 135 feet Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


1 year ago

The "start" icon on this map is incorrect though the trail is apparently in the Elizabeth Conkey Forest. And the maps on this site need a Map Key explaining what all the symbols mean.

That being said I usually take the trail starting at the point under the "w 135th st" signage. This is the Cooper's Hawk picnic area, and I go south here to Rubio Woods. I usually do only about 1.5-2.5 miles, one parking lot to the other & back. Distance of course depends on how far you wish to go, and if you believe the mile markers set out by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. This is just part of a continuous trail throughout the forest which stretches from 131st St on the north to 167th Street to the south. Elevations, flora, & fauna all vary as well, but are totally lovely & enjoyable. Trails are asphalted and have an occasion trash bin along the way so they are usually clean. Trails are also available for jogging, cycling, roller blades. Enjoy!