Explore the most popular Parks in Illinois 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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bugs
muddy
3 hours ago

Great again Cut some of the fallen trees It was slick so wear appropriate shoes

pretty trail!

mountain biking
3 hours ago

**LOCATED IN LONG GROVE** *BUFFALO CREEK FOREST PRESERVE* Crushed gravel trail with ponds and some small islands. Dogs are welcome but we had ours there last year and one had a couple of ticks when we got home(we went a bit off trail). Nice spot for family bike rides but it is moderately used so expect traffic.

mountain biking
bugs
3 hours ago

mostly dry today. some wet sections

I would give it five stars, but to many dog owners like to leave their dogs’ poop behind! If you bring your dog, bring a bag, how hard is that? Please walk in another trail if you cannot do these things above! I do not like to swerve my bike or walk with my head down to avoid your dogs shit on the five mile trail! So if you are lazy and let your dog do this, and not pick it up, then please do not come here, let them shit on your driveway, and see how long that lasts! Good day!

This is a nice flat easy hike if you stay on the inside loop it’s about 2 miles. It’s about 80% sun and 20% shade. The restrooms were not open. There were some wildflowers. This would be a good place to go bike riding.

hiking
bridge out
flooded
5 hours ago

road biking
5 hours ago

absolutely loved it.

hiking
bugs
5 hours ago

hiking
rocky
5 hours ago

this also has a bike path off the main trail. me and the family like it alot. we have been going once a week now. the bike path goes around the lake and cool views.

hiking
6 hours ago

Very nice trail! The beginning of trail is very wide but narrows about 2 miles in.

Love this trail! Daughter are 10, 8, and 7 and were able to do it no problem

lots of nice trails to explore. highly recommend

hiking
bugs
no shade
7 hours ago

Family and pet friendly but a long walk with a good amount of no shade

hiking
9 hours ago

A great area. Beautiful lakes with colorful reeds. Because this is a favorite spot for anglers, there are many footpaths branching off the main trail. They take you to the best spots Although the posted trail map makes it appear that you can’t circumnavigate Mallard Lake, you can do so by exploring the dirt footpaths. The best way is to follow the path south on the west side of the Lake. It eventually takes you to Buck Tail trail and around the east side of the Lake. Going this way and exploring the footpaths also takes you to two lakes to the west of Mallard, which are otherwise inaccessible. Following my track will show the way. I’m not a big fan of the pond at the extreme north side of the poster trail (after the walk north in the woods). It has an undistinguished city park feel.

hiking
bugs
rocky
15 hours ago

Nice 1.8 mile trail, very well marked. At every intersection there is a navigation sign that says “you are here” with and arrow pointing to your location on the map. Waterfall was dried up today, will be alot nicer in early spring when water is running. Still a fun hike, some slight elevation changes, and good views at times.

Partially paved if you walk the full square. Very quiet, but not the most interesting hike. Came here in early April during pandemic 2020, so it was thankfully empty. Best part of the walk is the stretch along the section leading to the bunkers.

A little water-logged, but a glorious evening for a hike

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
22 hours ago

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