Explore the most popular snowshoeing trails 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.

Beautiful all year round!

Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve in South Elgin is very simple and pleasant, with a small parking lot and paths not paved but mowed into the greenery. A small pond and several interesting trees.

I only rate this as a moderate hike because of the distance. It is a very easy hike. The western side is the best part of the hike. I would hike counterclockwise to save the best for last. several backpack camps all with fire rings and tables. trail is easy to follow if you use their map.

9 days ago

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

Awesome trail to hike on a lazy day

17 days ago

Hiked this loop multiple times, gone a couple of different routes. Favorite time so far was during a fresh snowfall and we were the first ones on the trail.

19 days ago

My favorite canyon at starved rock. It can be difficult to stay dry crossing the the river 3 times if the water is up. Make sure you obey the sign at the end of the canyon on the same side as the falls and do not enter the area with views from above the the canyon and a peaceful spot on the river to relax.....

23 days ago

I find this trail very easy and empty! It’s best for a walk, but I could see a runner going along the dips on the crushed limestone.

peaceful walk and nicely maintained trail but in the winter there isn't much to look at besides mcmansions.

Nice trail. There was 5 inches of fresh snow when we went the other day and we saw alot of animals tracks. Went early so very few human footprints were in the snow yet.

A little slick today,but doable

nice for as close to town as it is, easy to get to and not a bad hike unless the ground is soggy

Amazing scenery and good
Place for fishing and running too! Love the geese!

Nice area to unwind and enjoy nature. The trail is maintained but very slippery in winter. Nothing complicated or technical skills needed, just a good pair of hiking boots and some water.

Surrounded by houses. Trails muddy and full of dog poop.

I have hiked sections of this trail multiple times, and this is the first time I did the whole loop. Great trail.

2 months ago

Quiet, peaceful and an amazing trail to walk, run or bike. Great bird watching as well.

road biking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great walking trail

Very beautiful in the fall.

Fun trail to take kids on. You do have to cross the river 3 times so wear waterproof shoes or boots. There are fallen trees or stones to cross on but no bridges.

4 months ago

Good hiking. Print trail map as it would be best to have one as some of the parking lots don't have any.

I went on a hike here with my boyfriend. Very romantic. Gorgeous view by the cabin over looking the lake.

5 months ago

wonderful place to enjoy nature

It was bit overgrown in places but it was a beautiful trail.

very nice this time of the year.

very busy trail at times ...

trail running
5 months ago

Well maintained and groomed gravel trails. Beautiful trees, flowers, birds, deer, and other critters abound!

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