Best trails in Barrington

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Looking for a great trail near Barrington, Illinois? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, walking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Big Foot Beach State Park or Moraine Hills State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve or Fullersburg County Forest Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 8 easy trails in Barrington ranging from 1.3 to 6.5 miles and from 748 to 948 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Barrington
Top trails (10)
#1 - Grassy Lake Red Trail
Grassy Lake Forest Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 57 m
The preserve's 5.6 miles of gravel and mowed grass trails offer some of the best access to the banks of the Fox River. Trails here wind through colorful sedge meadows, mature oak woodlands, and a variShow more
#2 - Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve
Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 25 m
Enjoy this clean and safe preserve, and travel three miles of crushed-gravel trail through open areas of gently rolling hills that feature views of the marsh and scattered groves of trees. A wide ranShow more
#3 - Spring Lake Nature Preserve
Spring Lake Forest Preserve
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Spring Lake Nature Preserve is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Barrington, Illinois that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily Show more
#4 - Fox River Preserve Loop Trail
Fox River Preserve
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Fox River Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Barrington, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#5 - Grassy Lake Yellow Trail
Grassy Lake Forest Preserve
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 45 m
Note: Bikes are not allowed on this trail.Show more
#6 - Lyons Prairie and Marsh
Barrington, Illinois
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 49 m
Lyons Prairie and Marsh is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Barrington, Illinois that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#7 - Baker's Lake and Ron Beese Park
Baker's Lake Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.5 mi
Starting at Baker's Lake Overlook, the trail winds around the lake and connects with Younghusband Prairie (a newer addition of tallgrass prairie restoration). Ron Beese Park can be also reached throuShow more
#8 - Bur Edge Trail
Barrington, Illinois
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 33 m
Bur Edge Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Barrington, Illinois that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.Show more
#9 - Helm Woods Forest Preserve Loop
Helm Woods Forest Preserve
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 58 m
Heavy clay soils and slow drainage characterizes much of this preserve. As a consequence of the soil types, early farming was restricted to the higher points on the property and the forested area was Show more
#10 - Crabtree Nature Center Trails [CLOSED]
Barrington, Illinois
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Please note: While Crabtree trailhead is currently closed, but the Show more