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.

had a blast it was a must see on my River to River thru hike. glad I did

beautiful! I love taking my kids here. there's a lot in direct sun, so it's harder in the dead of summer. outhouse on site is a perk!

road biking
2 days ago

really nice trail. will definitely ride again. Well maintained; well marked; lovely scenery

3 days ago

Didn't walk the full trail but this is an amazing way to get around outside of the city streets if you don't mind walking.

3 days ago

Nice trail to walk right by the river, can watch the boats pass and see the historic city.

Walked this trail a lot as a tourist. Fantastic trail with so many sights to see, from grand buildings to Lake Michigan.

There's a very good chance that the creek won't be running, as it only flows after a period of prolonged rain. However, I walk the trail on a pretty regular basis, and find it to be a pretty charming walk through a really beautiful forest regardless. One definite perk is that throughout the hike you can see cliffs rising through the trees on either side of the trail; these cliffs become more prominent as the gorge narrows. When the water is flowing, there is a really unique waterfall that tumbles into a deep cleft in the cliff to the right of the trail.

Really nice trails with some benches that have lake views. It’s fairly easy and I could see this place getting lots of visitors.

This trail is so beautiful it makes you forget how much running sucks

Always a treat to hike here in the Woods

mountain biking
11 days ago

Very nice preserve, Well kept, easy way around. Well mapped. Was 1st time through, will ride again, I ride in Wisconsin living there. If U ride to Danada to Butterfield gets tricky and steep in one section. Enjoy

Well maintained. Easy trail.

Excellent path for running or walking exercise.not a hiking trail

The trail was very easy with a moderately trafficked gravel pathway. We went in the afternoon as that morning there was heavy rainfall. We noted that the creek leading up to the waterfall was dried up and once at the waterfall found that it was dried up as well. There is a split path that allows you to climb to the top of the waterfall to explore the rocky area. There were fellow hikers at the waterfall when we arrived and we were informed that the waterfall only runs in the spring time despite recent rains. We did bring both of our Siberian huskies and found it was easy to navigate.

trail running
20 days ago

Great for trail running! Wide paths that are covered with mulch. Usually pretty quiet.

21 days ago

Nice loop in the middle of the burbs. Features flower-filled meadows on both sides of a paved trail meant for bikers and walkers/runners. Several pretty views of the lake with the opportunity to see flowering lilly pads and small turtles.

trail running
21 days ago

Scenic flat concrete trail next to Lake Michigan. Can be warm later in the day so I recommend early morning running. You can meet the River Walk as part of your run.

Really fun walk. Great Chicago architecture, river, restaurants, people watching. Great for photography too.

I love this trail! It’s a beautiful spot that has open views and lush vegetation. Bring my dog here all the time.

Good running path but not what I’d call a trail

Very clean and smooth pavement

road biking
24 days ago

Lots of broken sections in pavement, feces and bugs. But some decent views in certain spots

26 days ago

Easy walk with wildlife to observe along the way. Trails are wide and well-maintained.

Light traffic on trail. Saw blackberries in Lansing. Plenty of lovely wildflower fields. More bike traffic than pedestrian. Hiked it from Lansing Woods to beyond Sweet Woods to Glenwood Woods North. Peaceful at spots away from Glenwood Lansing Road.

road biking
27 days ago

Beautiful scenery, easy ride.

This place is beautiful. They do a great job managing for removal of invasive plants.

The trails get flooded in Spring and after rains. Mosquitoes can be intense especially near sections of the river.

There are historic settler cabins on the site.

Terrain is mostly flat with well maintained trails so it’s an easier hike.

In Autumn the sugar maples paint the sky yellow. In Spring the doing ephemeral paint the ground with varying waves of color.

mountain biking
29 days ago

Nice small loop trail. Not too bad.

Love the scenic river view! Path takes you right on the highway next to traffic so be careful!

Trail surface: grass and mud, have had a lot of rain this year. Bugs: we did the three mile Outer Loop and almost turned back due to swarms of mosquitoes, also found ticks on me and my husband when we got home. Scenery: Really beautiful, but not much variation, wooded areas, grassy areas, wood bridges and river. Elevation gain: even though map claims some elevation feels essential flat. Amenities: Visitor Center very nice, restrooms very clean, staff very friendly, drinking fountain outside building, ample parking. Overall a lovely hike but mosquitoes a huge problem.

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