Palos Orange Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews
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Palos Orange Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Willow Springs, Illinois that features a lake 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
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
475 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

hiking
12 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

Great place for a morning run. Went around 6:30 am and there were about a half dozen runners and no cyclists.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hiking area, lots of trails to choose from, all the trails we were on provided lots of shade. Only downside is the trails seem to be most heavily used by mountain bikes and on occasion blind corners on a fairly skinny trail were somewhat dangerous, especially when hiking with my dog.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

This was my first time to Palos and it's beautiful!! I will definitely be back! I took the fabulous advice of one reviewer who said to run the (orange) trail clockwise. Almost every bike came towards me which was a lot easier to see, and the end of the trail (when you're tired!) is easy in this direction. Heed advice about bug spray.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Great, other than certain hiking trails turn into biking trails without notice. Still, beautiful and not too crowded. Good elevation changes for the rea

mountain biking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

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trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

Great trails. Something for all levels. Good for training.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Like many said, it is a very nice trail. Great trail to test some gear and burn calories.

hiking
5 months ago

I use the Palos trail system to keep in shape for more difficult trails . Strap your backpack on and hit the trails. You won't be disappointed with the multiple options the system provides.

hiking
8 months ago