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#7 of 128 state parks in Illinois

Best trails in Moraine Hills State Park

394 Reviews
Explore the most popular trails in Moraine Hills State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Enjoy the fishing, hiking and rare plants at this park. Migratory birds stop at this park to rest in the wetlands and lakes. There are campsites available for a fee.

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Map of trails in Moraine Hills State Park
Park information
Acreage:
2,200 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Contact
815.385.1624
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Moraine Hills State Park Trail
Moraine Hills State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Moraine Hills State Park Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near McHenry, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activitShow more
#2 - Lake Defiance Trail
Moraine Hills State Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
A multi-use trail system through woods, wetlands around a glacial lake. This is very nice, well maintained trail system of alternating asphalt pavement and crushed limestone, that is one of several hShow more
#3 - Leather Leaf Bog Trail
Moraine Hills State Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Leather Leaf Bog Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near McHenry, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more