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.

Only did 2 1/2 miles but very beautiful and very shaded

deep, wide canyon with steam crossings, made for a fun hike. plenty of places to wade, read, relax.

will do it again. busy but well maintained. easy to follow

my favorite place to jog or run!

This trail is so beautiful it makes you forget how much running sucks

Fairly crowded with bikes and a lot of dogs. Well maintained path, Long enough for serious race training runs.

Nice wide, well-groomed trails. Plenty of wildflowers, birds, and frogs. Lots of bicyclists since it's a bike trail.

Well maintained. Easy trail.

When you get to the end of the canyon where there’s a pool of water there’s so much more to see.... I went to where the water was filling the pool and climbed up into it to find another canyon and another waterfall and a swimming hole beneath it. (Pictures posted) it was unbelievable.

trail running
13 days ago

Everything was so overgrown
So sad i was able to do .3 and mile. The lake seemed nice but there was a couple doing their thing!!! So disappointed :(

Very nice patch with some noise part.

Very nice bike and hike trail. Great for cross country skiing. Depending on the snow of course.

Wear bug spray. I think I fed half the mosquito population of Palos on our walk!

Very easy walk

walking
19 days ago

Nice loop in the middle of the burbs. Features flower-filled meadows on both sides of a paved trail meant for bikers and walkers/runners. Several pretty views of the lake with the opportunity to see flowering lilly pads and small turtles.

My wife and our dog went there for a mid-morning hike.

I love this trail! It’s a beautiful spot that has open views and lush vegetation. Bring my dog here all the time.

A good find in southern Illinois! Pleasantly surprised.

Very clean and smooth pavement

mountain biking
23 days ago

Well maintained crushed limestone trail. Not the greatest scenery but you do ride by the Midewin Prairie. I would recommend bike riding but you can also take the trail on horseback or on foot. Goes from Interstate 80 to the Kankakee River.

mountain biking
23 days ago

Well maintained trail I ride it often

This place is beautiful. They do a great job managing for removal of invasive plants.

The trails get flooded in Spring and after rains. Mosquitoes can be intense especially near sections of the river.

There are historic settler cabins on the site.

Terrain is mostly flat with well maintained trails so it’s an easier hike.

In Autumn the sugar maples paint the sky yellow. In Spring the doing ephemeral paint the ground with varying waves of color.

mountain biking
1 month ago

It’s really wide but there is still plenty of rocks and roots to have a good time on a mountain bike. There is lots of signage, however I wasn’t always sure which sign I needed to follow. Over all a great ride.

Trail surface: grass and mud, have had a lot of rain this year. Bugs: we did the three mile Outer Loop and almost turned back due to swarms of mosquitoes, also found ticks on me and my husband when we got home. Scenery: Really beautiful, but not much variation, wooded areas, grassy areas, wood bridges and river. Elevation gain: even though map claims some elevation feels essential flat. Amenities: Visitor Center very nice, restrooms very clean, staff very friendly, drinking fountain outside building, ample parking. Overall a lovely hike but mosquitoes a huge problem.

Trails are pretty overgrown wear pants or long socks.

It’s beautiful

Hate to ever give a bad rating, but this place is a mosquito pit. Wanted to run 4-5 miles but cut it short due to the bugs.

Its a great place to go Roller Blading! Trail is alway paved nicely and always clean of debris.

Great bike ride
Wildlife at dusk
Mildly hilly

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