McKinley Woods Loop

HARD 20 reviews

McKinley Woods Loop is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Channahon, Illinois. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and walking.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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walking

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Muddy. peaceful awesome....find the bench.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Excellent day of hiking. Did the trails listed first. Natural trails, great taste of nature. Then i did the I&M Canal Trail down to the north McKinley woods preserve. Excellent place, paved trails, prairie restoration on the island, but also trails into the woods a bit. Lady in the nature center filled my water bottle with her cold bottled water back in the office. That's an automatic 5 stars :). Excellent for bird watching, hiking, biking. I recommend!

hiking
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Don't forget your bug spray! My only complaint about this trail is there is a lot of overgrowth in some areas so it can be slightly difficult find the trail. There are no trail markers so you more or less walk til you come out of the woods. I ended up following a trail but it didnt lead me anywhere near my car and I had to walk the road to get back there. Plusses are lots of wildlife, and nice rough terrain.

walking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

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Sunday, February 08, 2015

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

This is our go to place. I really enjoy the woods even saw deer this last time. With all the rain the mosquitoes are crazy right now. Make sure you bring spray.

hiking
Thursday, June 13, 2013

NIce easy trail, well-maintained. Plenty of parking and a good look at Dresden from the river. Plenty of birds along the way.

mountain biking
Friday, June 07, 2013

Nice trail that connects to the I+M Trail Network. I was surprised to see some decent short single track and double track.

hiking
Monday, May 27, 2013

Very easy trail next to I and M canal. Lots of wildlife, pretty outdoor scenery.

hiking
Saturday, September 18, 2010

I love this park, probably because I have visited it many times over the years. There are some nice trails, woodsy, hilly. You are right by the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the Illinois River. You often see deer. There are the remnants (mainly foundations) from an old CCC camp. there is also a lovely, small shelter.