Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail

MODERATE 228 reviews

Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palos Park, Illinois that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
364 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

walking
1 day ago

Nice area to unwind and enjoy nature. The trail is maintained but very slippery in winter. Nothing complicated or technical skills needed, just a good pair of hiking boots and some water.

hiking
1 month ago

I have hiked sections of this trail multiple times, and this is the first time I did the whole loop. Great trail.

4 months ago

Enjoyed the beautiful hike with a few steep climbs. Looking forward to future walks here.

hiking
5 months ago

Excellent trail! Well marked, nice challenging hike.

mountain biking
6 months ago

Fun trail, the gravel was very lose in many spots. I rode a trek ds 2 and I had a few issues keeping traction.

9 months ago

Decently marked trails. Even in wet weather, the trails don't get too muddy. Lots of equestrian activity.

hiking
9 months ago

I did the total yellow loop. Very nice trail, but be careful after heavy rain. It is clear that lots of parts flood after a storm. Give it a couple days and it will be ok. I went on a Sunday and traffic was low to none in some parts. Very nice interaction with trail runners, hikers, and horse riders. This trail must be very beautiful when foliage blooms in a month or so. I highly recommend it!

10 months ago

Nice trail make sure you wear boots if it's wet out.

trail running
10 months ago

Lovely trail

hiking
10 months ago

Classic

11 months ago

First time on this trail. More of a walking path than hiking trail. Well traveled by joggers, walkers and bikers. Good if your looking to get some miles in. Very urban

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

This is a lovely trail with little rivers and pretty scenery. There's hilly terrain and I went during the winter so parts of the trail were icy. I got lost trying to do the full loop. The trail can intersect with a nearby trail if you aren't paying attention. So I suggest using this app to stay on course.

hiking
Sunday, January 01, 2017

Went for the stairs and only hiked a small distance. Need to go back and do the complete trail.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Challenging runs up and down the many hill. Some very steep

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Lots of hills, and beautiful scenery.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wonderful trail!

trail running
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

this is an amazing place to get a good workout. The hills are life, really makes u feel like ur in full beast mode.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Love it! And stairs also...)!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Stairs are great in the early morning. beautiful trails. perfect

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

Awesome!-started and ended at the stairs-115...cute little cafe with healthier snack choices. Definitely plan on coming back again. There was a good amount of people on the trail and quite an abundance on the stairs.

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