Silver Lake Boy Scout Trail

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Silver Lake Boy Scout Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highland, Illinois that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

4.5 mile, well maintained, out & back trail through the woods following along Highland's Silver Lake. The trail runs North into I-70 where it loops back around into the original trail back.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A hometown hike I should take advantage of more often. 4.5 miles round trip that is primarily an out and back trail with a small loop near the end that stops at the edge of I-70. The trail is along the eastern shore of Highland's Silver Lake between the park and the Interstate. Several little ups and downs as the trail zig-zags in and out of several coves, across bridges and boardwalks. A few small bridges are missing near the far end of the trail. In the past they have been slow to repair bridges and clean up fallen trees, so these can become obstacles. Otherwise, it is a nice, fairly well maintained trail with a decent amount of traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a very nice and we'll laid put trail. There are many bridges to cross. Very shady. My dog really enjoyed the hike. It is not a strenuous hike, but very peaceful.

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6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty awesome experience for the family. It was super fun and such beautiful scenery! ❤

hiking
7 months ago

It's OK.

hiking
8 months ago

We had a great time on the trail on an unusually warm day in January. It took us a little over 2 hours to do the 4 mile loop and my husband and I carried out 1 and 3 year old kids so we stopped a couple times to rest and have snacks. It was a little muddy but not near as muddy as I was expecting. Everyone enjoyed the day.

hiking
8 months ago

trail running
11 months ago

Good path with decent scenery. The loop at the end can be a little tricky and muddy, it looks less travelled so I'm guessing most people just turn around on the trail rather than following the loop. I do these with my fairly adventurous 7 year olds and they liked the bridges and a couple scattered obstacles.

hiking
11 months ago

Needs a little maintenance, but overall a nice trail.