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Best trails in Lemont

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Explore the most popular trails near Lemont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Lemont
Top trails (3)
#1 - Saganashkee Slough
Red Gate Woods
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Beware that this trail is shared with mountain bikers. Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area. Show more
#2 - Heritage Quarries Recreation Area I&M Canal Trail Loop
Heritage Quarries Recreation Area
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
Note: As of July 2020, due to construction work the path is partially closed. The trail can not be completed as a loop, it can be completed as an out and back. Please check with the park page for more information. The Heritage Quarries Recreation Area offers visitors the opportunity to engage in a variety of recreational activities. The I&M Canal Trail provides 6 miles of crushed stone surface for runners, hikers, bikers, and dog walkers. For those who wish to exercise or train in the HQRA, signs along the I&M Trail mark courses of 2 miles, 5k, and 5 miles, respectively. These looped courses begin and end at the trailhead located in downtown Lemont. Free parking is available adjacent to the trailhead. Fishing is allowed in all quarries and a boat ramp provides access to the Great Lakes Quarries for boats, canoes, and kayaks. Two picnic areas offer shady spots to relax.Show more
#3 - Black Partridge Woods Nature Preserve Trail
Lemont, Illinois
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 38 m
Named for the Potawatomi Indian chief Black Partridge, who traveled through the Chicago Wilderness region into central Illinois, this area was dedicated as the second nature preserve in Illinois in 1965 in order to protect its spring-fed stream. Crossing many steep and winding ravines, the trails at Black Partridge are challenging by most standards, but the residents here don't seem to mind. Visitors can see snakes, such as the northern water snake, coiling in between rocks along stream banks, American toads hopping along trails, and downy woodpeckers making forest music and finding lunch. Black Partridge is not a frequently visited preserve, and the surrounding area is largely wooded, so deer encountering humans huff and buck, a rare sight for those used to deer more accustomed to humans. Just outside the 80-acre preserve, wetland lovers can find a small fen by heading east on Bluff Rd. toward Lemont Rd. If you park along the side of the road at the S curve, you can find a fen 50 feet from the banks of the Des Plaines River. Created by spring water percolating through limestone, the water here is much more basic (alkaline) than other wetlands. This small fen community harbors plants such as turtlehead, prairie cord grass, and more.Show more