Hammel Woods Trail is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Shorewood, IL that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The natural surface trails make this one a hikers dream.
This is my favorite bit of solitude. I come here frequently for trail running as well as hiking and just walking. There are nice trails as well as paved paths. The ravine is gorgeous throughout the year. Parts get very muddy or icy, but if you have a walking stick and are careful that's more than enough.
It was real peaceful. Very few people out so we just strolled thru the trails. Walked around the river side. Very clean and well kept up.
My favorite time to hike this trail is in the fall when the leaves are changing colors. Very comfortable to walk either on the paved trail or the dirt trail through the woods.
A good all around trail that has it all - paved bike trails, dirt hiking trails & scenic views along the DuPage River. I only gave it 3 Stars because it is on the small side so long hikes or bike rides are out of the question. There is also a dedicated dog run for man's best friend.
Nice trail along the DuPage River in Will County. Paved biking trail as well as a dirt and grass trail through the forest following the river. Creeks wander the bluffs along the river. There is a dog park on one end of the Forest Preserve, and several groves with shelters and picnic tables. The AllTrails pin for this forest preserve is not correct on the map as shown, access is off of Route 59 just north of Route 52 on the east side of Rt 59 or off of Black Road east of Rt. 59.