McKinley Woods Loop

MODERATE 26 reviews

McKinley Woods Loop is a 2.7 mile loop trail located near Channahon, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

walking

wildlife

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20 days ago

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1 month ago

This place is amazing! highly reccomend!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful day! Trails were in dry and in good condition. Moderately challenging. We saw a baby deer, but couldn't see mom!

hiking
2 months ago

I live in Channahon, I hike to this location several times per week. I don't know why it's rated HARD. Unless you have joint problems its pretty easy. It's a peaceful and usually quiet area where I've seen tons of wildlife, Blue Herons, Egrets, Hawks of all kinds, songbirds, deer and a lot of different water snakes

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8 months ago

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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