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Paula M. on Chicago Lakes Trail
I couldn't get to the final lakes. First time here. It isn't easy, definitely it is hard.
did most of this trail last weekend. pretty crunchy until 3 miles in, then it became obvious there hadn't been anyone on the trail in a few weeks. about 4 miles in, started seeing really big mountain lion tracks. being alone, and not having seen another person since the first 1/2 mile, i decided to turn around. anxious to get back out and give it another go. highly recommend.
Nice beginning snowshoe trail. Can hear I-70, but pretend the sound is of a river running wild. FYI, park to the RIGHT of the chimney, not in front or to the left. There is a private drive way. This site isn't allowing me to show the photo and this is the 2nd time trying to write this. If it doesn't show up again, so be it. Only 2 stars for the site, for its ease of use.
Such a beautiful lightly trafficked trail. Since no one is out there really, having your dog off leash was awesome. A place a dog can be a dog! Snow was great, and though the trail is not very clearly marked as far as the trail itself, if you look it up in advance, you will be fine! The trailhead is super easy to get to also!