Moraine Hills State Park Trail

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Moraine Hills State Park Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near McHenry, Illinois that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and mountain biking.

6.3 miles 285 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

3.2 miles Leatherleaf Bog trail

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
2 months ago

My favorite trail in area!

Good signage, 3 loops including dam offering variety of distances.

Every season is beautiful, check it out you won't be disappointed!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Nice trail. Did 6-7 miles. Paved and crushed limestone. Not too many hills, and great for biking, walking. Not necessarily a "hike".

hiking
6 months ago

Had a great time. We have two reactive dogs, but were able to go out on the Kettle Woods loop (3.74 miles) and did not encounter a single other dog. Walked past quite a few people and there were some creepy single men hanging around, if you catch my drift, but I almost feel like that happens at any park anymore. All in all a beautiful park!

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
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walking
9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

cross country skiing
1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

I enjoyed walking in on the boardwalk! I have been here several times, although it has been several years since the last time i was there. Once I was there in spring and teeny frogs were hopping all across the trail!

hiking
2 years ago

mountain biking
2 years ago

I enjoy riding my bike here because the trails are wide and often paved. Much of the mileage is out in the open so a summer day can be a scorcher in the direct sun. Runners who prefer roads should be comfortable on these trails. Mostly wetland views.

birding
4 years ago

This park is very nice. I didn't see very many birds but the scenery was beautiful

4 years ago