Sag Valley Yellow Trail Loop

moderate 346 reviews

Sag Valley Yellow Trail Loop is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Palos Park, Illinois that features a river 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: 7.6 miles Elevation Gain: 410 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

backpacking

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

hiking
1 day ago

Icy slushy and muddy. Managed 5 + miles relatively easy thanks to micro spikes. Everyone else slipping and sliding.

hiking
12 days ago

This is one of my favorites in the summer time to walk and run. Very clean and safe. The trail is shared with horses so watch for poop.. Love exploring this area. Enjoy

hiking
28 days ago

It's all ice now so bring hiking boots with good ankle support, trekking poles and ice cleats would help as well. We made it all around the yellow trail in a little over 3 hours including stopping at the picnic area just south of the Swallow Cliffs for a quick lunch. Also, the terrain seems pretty easy when not icy - not moderate as it's rated.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

I was trying to go to the Maple Lake 10 mile loop hike today but could not get to the start due to road closures so I used All Trails to find a close trail and am so glad I did! This hike was beautiful but extremely icy so be careful! It was 29 degrees today and very sunny so it was not too cold. At the beginning/end there is a sledding hill that you can walk up which is great exercise.... I recommend this trail but only if you are okay with ice!!

hiking
icy
1 month ago

Great trail as always

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

Just a little icy and wet in spots.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice 8 mile loop for a trail run, a few hills.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trail with some incline. If you're lucky you'll see some Deer, Cayotes, and even a bear (jk about the bear)

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

I recommend this trail for people who really like hiking. we got this in 2h 10 min. nice views but a lot of people even though the weather wasn't great and was beginning of November

hiking
4 months ago

Great wooded trail with slight elevation changes in picturesque Palos Park IL. Crushed gravel surface shared by horse riders, mountain bikers, runners and walkers.

running
4 months ago

Great beginner trail running loop. Mostly even footing with a couple bits of elevation. Lots of spur trails to change up the hike. Beautiful fall colors.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Lots of cool things to look at ! But if you are in the mood to hear forest sounds and to get away from roads , noisy cars,ect . Then this trail might not be the one for you. Loved everything except for the one river that was right next to a highway , kind of disappointing :(

hiking
5 months ago

Lot of horse manure, otherwise good trail

hiking
bugs
muddy
6 months ago

this Trail was very good it was a little bit muddy a little bit challenging in some areas but overall it was great

hiking
washed out
6 months ago

Horse poop everywhere. That girl should of been walking or jogging.

hiking
7 months ago

Cap saurs is a beautiful place for an easy hike. Definitely hike the eskers trail especially in the fall when some of the ground cover clears out. You don’t feel your in cook county.

mountain biking
7 months ago

It’s an nice moderate trail. Check here for a preview to how looks https://youtu.be/gzLkTasNBmU

hiking
7 months ago

my favorite for trail running

hiking
8 months ago

Holy shit 8 1/2 miles in Palos!

75 sunny

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
9 months ago

Road the trail for the first time today. It was super muddy which is to be expected after all the rain we received. I couldn’t get over the amount of horse poop that was on the trail. The ground was washed away on the trail which made it super rough. The tunnels that go under LaGrange where filled with rocks that washed down from the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful trail! Shared with horses so watch for lots of horse poop ;) Not too muddy today and lots of flowers and trees budding. I highly recommend.

hiking
muddy
10 months ago

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