Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in Illinois with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Today we hiked 5 miles from Davis Creek to the main entrance of the State Park. Uphill. In about 5" of snow, in 5° weather. With 10 Scouts and 3 adults.
It was wonderful! Beautiful, serene and quite. A terrific hike in any weather.

kids like to roller skating as the whole path is paved

Beautiful scenery, perfect for families & various fitness levels.

very pretty walk. great for kids.

Large parking lot that sometimes fills up. Very popular for good reason, great hike!!! Unless you go early (sunrise) or late ( sunset) there is a crowd. One of the best hikes in Shawnee and a “ must do”

We love biking to the Lincoln Marsh via the Prairie path! It is very peaceful here and you hear many different animals if you are quiet.

18 days ago

My sisters and I came here to kill an hour and were pleasantly surprised about how enjoyable it was.

I love walking on the bike path! Beautiful, flat walk if you stay on the paved path. If you go off on the gravel trail there are some hills and some grass paths to the sides. The gravel path takes you all the way down to the river which is beautiful. If you go in the summer don’t forget bug spray! Also, a great way to get the the gravel path is if you enter by the dog park rather than walk down the paved path to the gravel path.

Closed for “improvements” at Columbus access stairs

Easy walk. Love the history of this interesting area. Every few weeks I make a dog transport run to Springfield from St Louis.
I come here for a nice walk to stretch my legs before the trip home.

The trail is very peaceful and enjoyable. Be ready to get muddy if it’s been raining.

One of my favorite places to go. When you catch it at a good time, the waterfall is amazing. It’s a very easy walk (and short) to get to the back, and once you are there you will want to stay and enjoy it!

Spend time camping in this area. Backpacking is good here, though I had trouble finding the primitive camping spots.... and the trails keep you moving and looking for more!
The sunsets are beautiful and the stars are bright here.

Perfect stroll with young kids or elderly parents. There is plenty of free parking tied to a path is handicap accessible and well maintained. Enjoy frequent stops to enjoy the wildlife and nature. The experience changes with the seasons.

road biking
1 month ago

Great trail from Harrisburg to the Wetlands Center

great park for running and family activities

great bike trail

A must go in Chicago, especially great at night. The riverwalk is now complete so you can walk all the way from Michigan Ave around Wacker. The views are great, you can stop and have lunch, dinner or a drink at and in the night sky, the building lights are one of the best views in all of Chicago. Easy walking path with stairs, ramps and elevators for easy access.

Enjoyed the trail, well marked and easy for anyone to do all 8 miles or turnaround at a point that meets their level.

Fall is a great time to come and see this awesome place! The different color trees make it more beautiful. Lots of places for photos. It is a easy trail I have been here 3 times and it always has a lot of people. If you bring children ... don’t let them out of your sight.

Nice views of the city skyline and lake as others have referenced.

Always a great view and fun climbing

2 months ago

This is a great trail. Just a heads up the trail closes at 5 pm daily. I am going to come back to this and visit the center they have there and hike the other trails around.

2 months ago

I go to this trail often because of the proximity to my house. Depending upon which loops you take, you can make this walk anywhere from a half hour to an hour. Because it is at the corner of 87th (basically Boughton) and Lemont, there is a lot of traffic nearby but you only hear the traffic at the very beginning and end of the north loop near the parking lot. North loop features a wooded area with nice peaks of sunlight and a foot bridge; I occasionally see deer but the sight of humans never seems to bother them. South loop is more out in the open with beautiful tall grasses and is very sunny; you can take a path to get to the Oldfield Oaks dog park. It isn’t terribly busy but I will typically see 3 or 4 other individuals or families on a weekend and 1 or 2 during a weekday. The trail is best used for walking, dog walking, and running. Both trails are paved with tiny gray gravel that always seems to find its way into my shoes!

very nice trail, the path is easy and full of trees.

The Arrowhead trail appears to be open year-round, but the Tomahawk trail is closed Oct 1-Jan 20 for hunting, so you have to do an out-and-back hike rather than a loop. The trails are 2.5mi each.

Please be aware, this is not a trail. It’s a road. The app gives an indication that this is s trail. It’s not.

That being said, it’s a beautiful setting and a nice walk, with a few hills.

Very easy trail, beautiful year round, but can be crowded with people on the weekends.

road biking
3 months ago

My favorite place in Shawnee national forest. Fantastic views with unlimited photo opportunities. A nice short loop, but plan on budgeting a few hours for rock climbing. Very dangerous in places. Common sense must be used. Very peaceful.

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