Best trails in Sand Ridge Nature Preserve, Illinois

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Explore the most popular trails in Sand Ridge Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Sand Ridge Nature Preserve, Illinois
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Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Top trails (3)
#1 - Dogwood, Pines, Lost Beach Loop
Sand Ridge Nature Preserve
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
This area is fairly well-maintained for the removal of invasive plants. There is a ton of wildlife in the area. Accessibility: In the paved parking lot off of Paxton Avenue there do not appear to be any designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces with striped access aisles. The trail surface is dirt or wooden boardwalk (with edge barriers) and typically at least four feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less).Show more
#2 - Lost Beach Trail
Sand Ridge Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 53 m
#3 - Redwing Trail
Sand Ridge Nature Preserve
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m