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.

Paved path great for walking a dog or biking. Not much traffic which makes it a nice getaway for an afternoon. Saw quite a few deer, too.

Beautiful all year round!

Great for a relaxing walk...even with kids. Love the view of the lake...peaceful.

We do this walk a lot with our dog. We like it.

Great escape nearby.

Great trails and all gravel which was nice; however, I went after snow melted and it rained a couple days before and Salt Creek has flooded on some of the trail. Makes for a muddy hike, but not too terrible! Very active on a Monday with families with scrollers and a couple runners. The Mill was closed due to the time of year but hope to come back during the summer months to check it out.

Did this last year but it was in the dry part of the season. Trail was easy to hike and a great starter for kids. There was a waterfall at the end of it but just trickling due to lack of rainfall so suggest just after a good rain. Easy access trails from the campsite and close to other trail heads. Over all ‘ relaxing’.

Go during the winter! Seeing the waterfall frozen over is amazing

I live only 3 miles away from this place, but hike there 2-5 times a week depending on the season. I never get tired of this spot. It is so inspiring! Great for kids as well.

fun hike that makes you Forget you are in an urban/ suburban area

road biking
23 days ago

Nice hike, rode bikes around lake on the roads also. Launched kayaks and paddled around the lake too. Camped at campground

Gorgeous especially after a good rain! I thought we may never make it as fun as the kiddos were having playing in the creek on the way. Bluffs were gorgeous, too!

24 days ago

I find this trail very easy and empty! It’s best for a walk, but I could see a runner going along the dips on the crushed limestone.

peaceful walk and nicely maintained trail but in the winter there isn't much to look at besides mcmansions.

Nice hike trail with wide & narrow paths, creek, footbridge. Some elevation. There is area that has several cairns (stacked stones). Best to wear Trex on boots when snows on the ground because had lots of ice too. Walking stick was handy.

A little slick today,but doable

Amazing scenery and good
Place for fishing and running too! Love the geese!

Beautiful winter day for a hike.

Hidden gem. Decent Lakeshore walk that is always almost empty - quiet, peaceful breeze even on a busy holiday weekend.

2 months ago

Quiet, peaceful and an amazing trail to walk, run or bike. Great bird watching as well.

3 months ago

Went out here to check out the county's exploratory trail signs. It's a nice hike on pavement through some of the lovely scenery of SW Cook County

Walked with brother Jim. Great walk. Ducks geese. Chilly it’s winter ! Lots of dog walkers today.


Very beautiful in the fall.

This is definitely a site for some easy walking. It's a great place for observing wild life, or if you're looking for a quiet spot to rest or read. Not so much for "hiking."

I went on a hike here with my boyfriend. Very romantic. Gorgeous view by the cabin over looking the lake.

love this trail. it can get difficult on the upper loop because of the very uneven terrain and tree roots, rocks, ect.

road biking
5 months ago

I've wanted to bike along Lake Michigan for years and we finally did it yesterday. It was everything I'd wanted. The path is well-used but not overcrowded. The views are amazing the entire way. We went from north of Irving Park all the way down to the museum campus. Terrific outing.

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