Tekakwitha - Fox River Hike

EASY 22 reviews

Tekakwitha - Fox River Hike is a 1.2 mile loop trail located near South Elgin, Illinois 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: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 121 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

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hiking
5 months ago

Found this little trail by accident with my daughter. Was nice little trail for her being introduced to hiking. Would like to try it in fall and winter.

hiking
Mon May 15 2017

This is as good as it gets for the Midwest. Great hike with kiddos. The trail listed here is a quick hike, but there are lots of other trails and options. Just remember to wear mosquito repellent!!!

Tue Sep 22 2015

Decent little hike. Very short and easy.

hiking
Mon Oct 13 2014

Beautiful in autumn! A lot of bikers, but they are accommodating and share the trail once you get out of the woods and hit the bike path. Very serene with the river on one side and train tracks on the other. Love this trail, highly recommend.

hiking
Thu Nov 29 2012

Tekakwitha is a good place to hike with the heavy forest canopy, ravines, and the river. The trails are NOT MARKED. The purpose of the trip was to allow my spouse to take pictures for her photography class. There were great shots to be had of the heron and egret on the river. But we could have done better if we knew how the trails wound through the area. I didn't bother with my Garmin and the smartphone could not get a decent GPS lock under the canopy. So this is a four star hike if you don't mind getting lost or are prepared with a good GPS.

road biking
Sun Sep 09 2012

I went on sat-late afternoon on the trail with the steep hill. The hill was a fun challenge but as I headed towards south elgin, riding by myself, it felt unsafe so I turned around and came back. Coincidentally , a nice older man on the trail then said"its probably not a safe for a girl like you on certain parts of this trail...maybe if you ride here in the morning instead." :/ All in all I much preferred the ride along the fox river.

walking
Sat Jul 28 2012

Short and friendly. Nice diverse scenery with woods, nearby houses, a couple bridges and some wildlife. Well connected to other opportunities for hiking and jogging.

hiking
Tue Jul 03 2012

Nice by the river. The fish were extremely active. Trail could be marked a little better

hiking
Sun Jul 17 2011

Good trails in the ravines by the river, good for a quick hike in the woods.

hiking
Sat Jul 31 2010

I liked it. It whould be a grat place to bring children to. And the lighting though the trees is absoultly fantastic. a few hills and some felids. I go on this trail very often and i see deer about 2/3 of the times i go there. I usally see them when i follow the trail behind the McGurie house. Very Fun!!!

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hiking
Wed Jan 16 2019

hiking
Sat Mar 04 2017

running
Sun Aug 28 2016

mountain biking
Sun Sep 06 2015

recorded Fix River Trail North

Sun May 27 2012

recorded tekakwitha alone

hiking
Sun Apr 08 2012