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Best trails in Waukegan

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Explore the most popular trails near Waukegan 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 Waukegan
Top trails (3)
#1 - Lyons Woods Loop Trail
Waukegan, Illinois
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 50 m
Lyons Woods has 2.5 miles of gravel trails that tie into the McClory Trail, a local trail system that is managed by the Lake County Department of Transportation and connects with other community trails. This preserve includes a contrasting mix of terrain. Move from pine grove to prairie to oak woodlands as you relax at this gem of a spot. An observation deck makes it easy to view a variety of bird species and other wildlife. Lyons Woods is diverse, supporting prairie, savanna, woodland and fen. In the prairie, you'll find such plants as dropseed, big bluestem and goldenrod. The woods support large stands of white, bur and black oaks. Lyons Woods is named for the Lyons family of Waukegan. Isaac Reed Lyons came here from Massachusetts in 1843. He owned a grocery and dry goods store in Waukegan and served as an alderman and township supervisor.Show more
#2 - Waukegan Beach and Bowen Park
Bowen Park
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Length: 2.7 mi
#3 - Hinkston Park Trail
Hinkston Park
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 7 m