Dogwood, Pines, Lost Beach Loop is a 3.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Calumet City, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length3.7 miElevation gain32 ftRoute typeLoop
Wheelchair friendlykid friendlystroller friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestPartially pavedViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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Very pretty. The area is fairly well maintained for removal of invasive plants. Full of wildlife. Gentle terrain. Buggy. 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).

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Jane and Jim Baxter-Dourney
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This is an easy quiet walk- you wouldn’t know you were in the middle of a dense urban area. Some great wildlife sightings too.

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Warren Conatser Echevarria
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Brigette Israel
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nice peaceful stroll in the woods

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Erica Lannan
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The trails themselves were great. You can easily break it up and do shorter sections if you want. The dogwood trail is it's own contained loop. Be warned though that there were a TON of bugs due to the marsh. The good news was that we were literally the only visitors in the park and we saw many more animal tracks in the mud than we did human shoe prints. That section was also a very shady part of the trail, so even though it was literally around 90 degrees, it didn't even really feel hot. The lost beach section had fewer bugs, lots of frogs, but had much more sun.

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Kurtis Nelson
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This is a great trail. Just a heads up the trail closes at 5 pm daily. I am going to come back to this and visit the center they have there and hike the other trails around.

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Tyler Urden
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fun hike that makes you Forget you are in an urban/ suburban area

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Brian Taylor
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Nice quiet trail be sure to visit the Nature Center on the grounds. I stumbled across this one and am glad I did!

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Michael Gaughan
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Good place to go for a walk in the woods surrounded by some busy suburbs. You can see a good variety of local wildlife on the trail as well

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nick vissat
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Katherine Vance
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Tony O'Dell
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J The Vegan
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J The Vegan
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J The Vegan
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Michael Gaughan
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