Spears Woods Loop

MODERATE 8 reviews

Spears Woods Loop is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Palos, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Loved this area and will be going back!

Overall, light traffic, good tree coverage for shade, peaceful, marked well, and beautiful.

The main trail is marked well, but there are many other trails off the main trail which are also marked well (red dots on trees).

The main trail is pressed gravel and is a nice wide path making it easy to share. If it just rained you could still use this trail.

The other trails are more narrow and more difficult to share but you have good visibility to see others coming. I took my dog on these trails and simply just stepped off and allowed others to pass without issue (including sharing these paths with mountain bikers). If it just rained you wouldn’t want to use these trails because it’s all dirt/mud.

Be sure to watch for horse poop too as it’s shared with an equestrian barn near by :)

hiking
5 months ago

Mostly wide gravel trail, nice loop for a walk in the woods. More than half of the trail is under trees. Parking available at the trailhead at Spears Woods. Picnic tables only at trailhead. A nice pond about halfway through.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017