Best trails in Elgin

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Looking for a great trail near Elgin, Illinois? AllTrails has 6 great walking trails, kid friendly trails, wild flowers 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 Moraine Hills State Park or Illinois Beach State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve or Sag Valley Forest Preserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Elgin ranging from 0.9 to 19.2 miles and from 708 to 921 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 Elgin
Top trails (6)
#1 - Fox River Trail
Lords Park
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Length: 19.2 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
Fox River Trail is a 19.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Elgin, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#2 - Paul-Wolf Trail
Burnidge Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Paul-Wolf Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elgin, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity opShow more
#3 - Fox River South Trail
Elgin, Illinois
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
Fox River South Trail is a 11.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elgin, Illinois that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkiShow more
#4 - Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve Loop
Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Fitchie Creek is a gentle place of exceptional biological diversity located northwest of the offset corner of Bowes and Nesler Roads in Plato Township. A 40 acre savannah woodland at the southwest corShow more
#5 - Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve Loop
Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 36 m
Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve Loop is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elgin, Illinois that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and offersShow more
#6 - Otter Creek Loop
Otter Creek Forest Preserve
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
Otter Creek Loop is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Elgin, Illinois that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walkingShow more