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

Beautiful woodsy trail. Wide unpaved path. Tall trees all around. Very easy walk with a couple hilly parts to keep it interesting. Birds everywhere. Took us an hour on a Saturday afternoon.

Exceptionally beautiful trail that is well maintained featuring small hills and plenty of shade. Cannot recommend this loop enough.

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5 months ago

Loved this area and will be going back!

Overall, light traffic, good tree coverage for shade, peaceful, marked well, and beautiful.

The main trail is marked well, but there are many other trails off the main trail which are also marked well (red dots on trees).

The main trail is pressed gravel and is a nice wide path making it easy to share. If it just rained you could still use this trail.

The other trails are more narrow and more difficult to share but you have good visibility to see others coming. I took my dog on these trails and simply just stepped off and allowed others to pass without issue (including sharing these paths with mountain bikers). If it just rained you wouldn’t want to use these trails because it’s all dirt/mud.

Be sure to watch for horse poop too as it’s shared with an equestrian barn near by :)

Great Easter hike

Messy. Couldn’t find the marked path

Mostly wide gravel trail, nice loop for a walk in the woods. More than half of the trail is under trees. Parking available at the trailhead at Spears Woods. Picnic tables only at trailhead. A nice pond about halfway through.

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