Red Trail Loop from Rubio Woods Trailhead

EASY 13 reviews

Red Trail Loop from Rubio Woods Trailhead is a 9.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palos Heights, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

nature trips

road biking

trail running


bird watching




wild flowers


road biking
3 months ago

We weren’t able to go all the way around as the trail was closed off Harlem and had to come back around. Beautiful scenery and not many people on trail, but it was chilly today.

4 months ago

Part of a more extensive trail system. Mainly used for biking. Paved.

Friday, September 18, 2015

The "start" icon on this map is incorrect though the trail is apparently in the Elizabeth Conkey Forest. And the maps on this site need a Map Key explaining what all the symbols mean. That being said I usually take the trail starting at the point under the "w 135th st" signage. This is the Cooper's Hawk picnic area, and I go south here to Rubio Woods. I usually do only about 1.5-2.5 miles, one parking lot to the other & back. Distance of course depends on how far you wish to go, and if you believe the mile markers set out by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. This is just part of a continuous trail throughout the forest which stretches from 131st St on the north to 167th Street to the south. Elevations, flora, & fauna all vary as well, but are totally lovely & enjoyable. Trails are asphalted and have an occasion trash bin along the way so they are usually clean. Trails are also available for jogging, cycling, roller blades. Enjoy!

3 months ago

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