Explore the most popular walking trails near Elgin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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...

Pleasant trail thru prairie, woods, ponds and streams.

4 months ago

Hiked the smaller loop today, beautiful wooded areas. Not bad for our first time out. Maybe next time we will follow th map!

Went here last summer and absolutely loved it. Beautiful little hidden gem. there is something kind of magical happening here.

road biking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stayed June 29. Campground is nice.. small, vault toilet, no shower. Has a few primitive tent sites in the back 4 or 5 in the trees that were great. Staff was informative and attentive. Trail was decent, crushed rock, reasonably busy. Fishing pond was overgrown with weeds, not much action. Just a nice quiet place with not much going on. Had a good time.

road biking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

scenic. runs along the old chicago aurora and elgin line/illinois prairie path.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

trail and area was great, staff was absolutely wreched!

road biking
Monday, August 17, 2015

It was very hot! ... This is my weekend trail for running or biking...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Overall, the Paul-Wolf Trail is a nice hiking trail where you get nice open grasslands to forested areas. The conditions were a little muddy, but that is expected since the snow just melted.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Heavily wooded trail for the most part; follows Fox River and old railroad.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Lush, heavily wooded trail that follows the Fox River and an old railroad.

trail running
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fun place for biking, running and waking.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Very pretty, landscape changes frequently, and mixes residential, commercial, and wooded portions.
If you need a break from the trail to get a bite or a beer there is a variety of options.

1 month ago

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Sunday, October 30, 2016

mountain biking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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