Veteran Acres - Sterne's Woods Hike

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Veteran Acres - Sterne's Woods Hike is a 3 mile loop trail located near Crystal Lake, Illinois. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, road biking, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.0 miles 288 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

1 month ago

Nice trail would have given it a 4-5 but the trail had a lot of ice on it. Other than that I enjoyed it

1 month ago

3 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Great vistas and a great wooded run with some challenging inclines.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Went here today and unfortunately my recorded trail didn't save correctly. It's a great workout with lots of hills. I enjoyed the hike and loved the little unmarked trails.

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Trails are not labeled well and are very confusing. Not my favorite for running.

8 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very scenic with the varied environments! Trails are challenging at times with good uphill climbs and wonderful views. Seems longer than 3 miles as you can meander through the woods on offshoots of the main trail. Will definitely come back in fall and winter.

trail running
9 months ago

9 months ago

One of my faves. So many trails to take. I've done 5+ miles here at a time and that's only a fraction of what's there if you hit it all.

hiking
1 year ago

trail running
1 year ago

Much more than 3.5 miles here. A whole network of MTB, hike, trail running trails.

road biking
2 years ago

hiking
2 years ago

trail running
2 years ago

This beautiful pair of parks is heavily used by trail runners, mountain bikers, geocachers, birders, etc. It's popular for a reason and is great year around. It's not flat, and the hills can be steep depending on the route chosen. No camping allowed. GREAT singletrack.