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It’s a nice walk thru wetlands. Only wish it was more single trail then sand pathways.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

walking
muddy
3 days ago

Walked this trail with my husband and 11 year old daughter (3/19/19). Trail was kid friendly, has beautiful views, very scenic!!!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

It’s an easy trail, some areas of interesting views of trees or the tiny lake. Dog poop frequently on the trail. Trail is sandy and wet on the first day of spring.

I hiked around a couple of the loop trails today and there is extreme flooding in two sections because of the Des Plaines River being so high. A small section of the Pink Loop Trail has a minor washout that is frozen but you can walk over it because it’s shallow even if it thaws. I will definitely come back when the river level is lower because it’s very pretty here. I saw a coyote 10ish feet from the east side of the Yellow Loop Trail minding his own business but you might keep your dogs on leash at dusk. Trail looks well maintained and is about 8-10 feet wide. You can hear traffic and see a few houses but don’t let that turn you off - great for a day walk/easy hike.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
off trail
washed out
7 days ago

bird watching
7 days ago

Ducks in the harbor.

trail running
10 days ago

50 degrees and muddy

this is the little more rugged trails and partly the joining horse trail

trail running
23 days ago

Cloudy 30degrees ice in the ground. Post 1 hr boxing.

trail running
25 days ago

Windy 25 degrees with ice on the trail and after one hour of boxing

hiking
muddy
29 days ago

snowshoeing
snow
1 month ago

Snow shoeing. 25 degrees sunny. Morning lifting before this.

trail running
snow
1 month ago

25 degrees wi j about 4 inches of snow on top of ice. Sunny.

trail running
1 month ago

36 degrees and raining. Many puddle on the trail that were not easily traversable.

soooo muddy. worth the ending.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

This is an excellent trail with lots of loop options. Slushy and snowy, as expected from our recent crazy weather. Lots of dog walkers, all pleasant.

Wonderful, quiet with some hills to make it more challenging, but I would suggest snow shoes during the winter.

This is one of my favorite Lake Country trails - the scenery is beautiful and I loved walking along the river.

I plan on doing a section hike of the AT in about 18 months. I would like to do the River to River all the way through to prepare. It's close to where I live. I wouldn't mind others tagging along.

great local trail for a few hours hike

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery, perfect for families & various fitness levels.

backpacking
2 months ago

First of all, this map is inaccurate. It's about 160 miles. You can find updated maps at rivertorivertrail.net. Pushed myself and hiked the entirety plus a few side trips in 6 days. Waking up on a misty morning in Panther's Den with no one else around was the highlight. Hiked it in late March, so the weather was perfect and I enjoyed and nice cigar before heading down to the Mississippi. I'd definitely do it again, but there are many more trails to hike.

very pretty walk. great for kids.

Nice peaceful lake trail

Very flat, kinda boring. I wish there were more views of the lake. Also don’t go alone, I didn’t feel completely safe. Extremely muddy patches

In my opinion, the best trails in the preserve are through the maple and oak forest north of the entrance. Great hiking throughout the year on these trails. You can also ride your bike through the forest north all the way to Blackwell Forest Preserve.

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