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Paw Paw Woods Nature Preserve Loop is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Palos Heights, Illinois that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 272 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

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Nikhil Basu
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Perhaps my expectations were too high, but this trail isn't quite as hilly as earlier reviewers imply. Still, it's decent for Cook County. This one gets an automatic 5 stars from me because I saw more deer than people: 6 and 5, respectively, in just under an hour of hiking.

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Robert Macholan
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irving sanchez
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Jessica Rook
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great trail, lots of elevation and rocky areas. close to street so you do hear road noise now and again but otherwise feels very secluded.

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Adam Friedman
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Analiese Gremillion
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I LOVE this trail. Probably my favorite in the Palos System. It’s a good 1 hr workout with ups & downs. Heavily shaded & good for leashed dogs too. I saw nobody today. A little muddy in some parts, but easy to navigate around. TONS of mosquitoes -> bring your bug spray!

Lindsey Sanderson
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A little muddy, but a great trail through the woods! Some trails in this area closed Fri-Sun according to signs

Alexander Orestis
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Hiking

Nice trail and it's also nice for biking, but they don't allow it. The parking is like 500ft(check pics) down the street. Do not Park on the street.

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Zivile Chirban
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Wade Shepardson
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Arafat Mohammed
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Michelle Zemla
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Great trail for hiking. Single file for much of the trail and lots of mountain bikers. They are courteous but hikers need to also be paying attention as trail winds and there can be blind spots. :) Lots of ups and downs and roots and rocks. Mostly shaded.

Gina I
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Hiking

Great trail with lots of ups and downs. Just watch out for the mountain bikes. Regardless everyone was very polite and slowed down when they saw us. Definitely recommend for a good workout.

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Maggie Bartoszewski
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Accurately rated as moderate. Lots of small ups and downs. Beautiful trail, with several interesting views - from ravines to man-made structures

Erin Mehta
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Messy. Couldn’t find the marked path

Mark Baum
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Mike Sokolovsky
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Salvador Perez
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Joe Woodrum
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Lewis French
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Maria Martinez
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Michael Gaughan
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Jimmy Eiermann
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Martha Armenta
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irving sanchez
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Lindsey Sanderson
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Michael Gaughan
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Jason Morris
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Tess Wendorf
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Jennifer LaVigne
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