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Lake Katherine Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palos Heights, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.0 mi Elevation gain 32 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Hiking Walking Bird watching Running Lake Wildlife
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Sallie Stiens
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Hiking

Easy walk around a suburban garden. Great for those looking to get back into shape, those looking for an easy walk, or folks who don’t want to walk very far. 60 hikes in 60 miles recommends adding a jaunt down the Cal Sag trail to see more and that would have made this better but we were pressed for time. That said a pleasant stroll.

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Natasha Gargola
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Hiking

I walked around the lake twice. not really a hiking trail. Families were walking the trail. it is mostly a place where people stroll or get their wedding photos taken. there is a clubhouse with a pop machine. you can rent a kayak for the lake or visit the butterfly or herb garden. There are swans and Canadian geese. The ground is covered in wood chips. Sometimes it was like walking in sand, it can be soft. I bet it is busy on weekends. Southside of lake are town homes, Northside of lake is river. Not bad, depends on what you want.

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Flora Chang
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Christina Silva
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Nice and easy place if you’re looking for a leisurely pace. My son and I love to look for frogs and turtles. It’s an overall scenic place.

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Kirstjen Lorenz
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lots of people, nobody wearing a mask... This is manufactured nature preserve. It's pretty but it's absolutely not natural and it feels like it's not natural. The waterfall was something purchased at Menards. There are signs everywhere telling you what to do and what not to do as well as naming all of the trees and shrubs. it is a quick and easy hike. This is a VERY easy path. I can't imagine calling it moderate unless you're about a hundred years old. I'm in my 50's and not in great shape. Lots of senior citizens out there walking with no assistance.

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Mohamed Benjeddou
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Hiking

Awesome

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Heather OMarrah
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Hiking

it's kind of busy on the lakeside but its a really nice with the best of both worlds

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Jasmin Guzman Pineda
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Hiking

good walking trail it's a 1-mile loop around the lake and then if you would want to add more miles you would end up walking out to the cal-sag trail that's next to it

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Andrea Escobedo
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Leo Garcia
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Hiking

Nice and easy trail with an abundance of birds, geese, ducks and even a couple of swan! The lake is picturesque and the vibes are great! One of my favorite local trails!

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Sara Sacha
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very muddy paths but so many baby geese, turtles and frogs everywhere

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Mariana Rodriguez
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Kathleen Jager-Wilcox
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Hiking

We got married on the balcony overlooking the waterfall and walked trail dozens of times. Lots of waterfowl and wildlife. Mostly wood chip trail. Often lots of goose poop.

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DeVonna Graves
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Hiking

Very pretty waterfall and overall trail. If you are looking for a challenge, this isn’t the one. It’s definitely a short and easy trail. Perfect for strolling and seeing some pretty scenery.

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Lori Ketzeback
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Hiking

Very easy trail but loaded with geese pooh.

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Anna Warf
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Hiking

beautiful and great running trail

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MsPaleogirl ....
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Hiking

Nice and fast.

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Mario Contreras
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nice short walk

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Kaylie Jade
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The view is beautiful while walking and it is a great place to bring the dog

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Pat Prosser
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Hiking

Pretty easy walk. Love the water fall.

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Eduardo Munoz
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beautiful scenery. and lovely people surround this hidden gem of a lake

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Cathy Ringer
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Walking

Saw wildlife- turtles, chipmunks, butterflies, birds. A peaceful and minimally challenging walk with sculptures and beautiful scenery.

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Kurtis Nelson
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Trail is nice. It’s short and easy to do. Wood chips go all the way around the lake.

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Andriy Chaley
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Hiking

Mountain biking

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Wendy Jurinek
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Excellent trail for beginners.

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Wendy Jurinek
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Walking

If you are a beginner (for walking or running), this is the perfect little trail for you. It’s one-mile loop is easy going and perfect for those getting started walking with pleasant views set in nature’s backdrop.

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Christa Sorensen
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Nature trips

Definitely an easy trail. This is where I'll take friends and family that cannot handle a long or moderate hike. scenery is beautiful. Small space jam- packed with nature.

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Monica K
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Hiking

This trail is EASY, no where near moderate. That being said, it provides a more interesting and peaceful atmosphere to get in a 3 mike walk than doing it in my nearby neighborhood. Early morning walks, before it gets busy, are quiet and relaxing. The waterfall is pretty!

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Kenneth Virva
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too cold.nice swans.too many geese.

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Brady Ponton
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Very scenic little area. Luckily, it was plowed (a little bit) after about 16” of snow, which is great after trudging a few other trails over the last week that were not. The waterfall was great, and had a fun time watching the ducks on the pond.

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