Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

That place is so beautiful I loved

walking
18 hours ago

About tennis ball spiders crawling all over you and your stuff so you cannot stay still for too long. There were also millions of them.

I lost my keys to a Chrysler vehicle on Friday the 13, anyone finds them please contact the park rangers thank you.

Nice trail riding on the bike. Horse flys were terrible.

trail running
1 day ago

I use this trail to get some gravel miles in when palos singletrack is too soft. Some decent climbs and nice scenery. Trails are also groomed for cross country skiing in the winter when there's enough snow.

hiking
1 day ago

Great walking and biking trails.

Trails are pretty overgrown wear pants or long socks.

make sure to follow the white squares with blue "i"s, especially the first one - it's in the second electric post as soon as you start

Being a Dane I'm used to living in a flat but hilly landscape. Anyway, during my 2 weeks in this neighbourhood I've experiensed a landscape flat as a pancake. Lots of 'little pieces of prarie' . Wau, is that something.
Along the Fox River-trail I finally found som hilly parts. Not much though. The trail was different from the other trails that I found on ALL TRAILLS and by myself. I liked it. Running along the river I would have wished to see the river more than was the case. Probably they grow the trees and bushes to protect the shore? I don't know? But it's a nice run...

Lots of varied foliage and scenery. Peaceful. Will definitely do again.

It’s beautiful

Nice hike in. Had trouble picking the trail back in once I reached the river.

hiking
6 days ago

Small inclines to beautiful overhang. Nice little loop.

Arrive early (by 10am?) on weekends so you can park at the main parking lot. We had to park in the overflow area and it was an extra mile hike across a sunny field to get to the Dells area.

The Dells were beautiful!

One of So IL’s best spots. Been coming here since 90s. Technical enough to keep it interesting but still big kid friendly. Spent an amazing night there last night with unbelievably forgiving weather for July. We camped at a well established spot by the water about a 15-20 min hike from the north CH trailhead and before the Wolf Den. Took 5 ticks off my son this morning but none on me. Guess they don’t like the smell of bourbon. New hikers should be aware of the two options at the north trailhead. The left fork is more friendly if you’re packing heavy or not in prime condition. The right fork is a bit of rock and boulder hopping down into the valley.

Short but fun.

cool rock formations

Great museum, decent trail

hiking
7 days ago

Most of the trail was blocked by fallen trees. Trail is not well marked. Pretty much just got to see the rock formations from the trailhead.

Great streams, canyons and small waterfalls, the views from the top are spectacular. Discovered some fantastic vantage points.

8 days ago

It has the potential to be very nice. Old growth trees and some nice trails with a few easy hills here and there. That being said, I don’t believe I will be back to this particular park. Half a dozen bridges are unusable. If you live nearby and need a woodsy break or have children, its playground is nice. In all areas I could still hear traffic, power tools and a very loud barking/yelping dog. Not the escape I was needing.

Lots of elevation changes. Great trail.

Great bike ride
Wildlife at dusk
Mildly hilly

hiking
8 days ago

Trails were very tight and not marked well. Also, don't forget your bug spray! We were eaten by the mosquitoes.

mountain biking
8 days ago

Trail needs cleaned up, there was a tree down in the trail and many limbs

8 days ago

beautiful trail

This a spectacular trail that starts off with an easy rock path that doesn’t have that trail feel. Just wait, it gets better! Nice ridge paths and you have to climb up and down some pretty slippery river beds. Beware if you bring a dog, make sure you can lift them. Some parts of path they will need help. When you get in the canyon, be prepared, bring some good mosquito spray.
There is a nice mix of gravel, dirt with a dash of mud and sandstone. Great for all ages. Kids would love this trail. To things to remember, water and keep kids on trail. Copperheads and rattlesnakes are off trail and can be aggressive. Enjoy!!

For this area this is not an easy trail. Moderate and if you aren't paying close attention it's somewhat easy to get lost. history of the woods is interesting. stay on the marked trails.

Great trail for biking and walking

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