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Really liked this trail! It wasn’t super hard, but be prepared for a lot of sand.

hiking
6 days ago

The trail itself is nice., Good inclines, white diamond blazes on the trees. The trail head sign was slightly covered today. My friend and I hiked it counter clockwise. To hike it clockwise walk down the gravel road a bit and pick up the trail with the sign that is marked “High King Hill”.

If hiking it counter clockwise you’ll come to a shared trail/road that has blazes all along the way and it eventually comes to a T. Go left and you’ll see trail markers on the left. It says it’s the Tecumseh trail but it carried the white diamond blazes and brought us to the bottom of High king hill. A few downed trees at one point which required climbing but nothing hard.

The road in is gravel and had signs that cautioned about flooding. So keep in mind how much rain we’ve had when you’re heading to the trail.

Great trail! Enjoyed the beautiful views at the tops of the dunes!

We really enjoyed the hike. We thought the first steep hill was one of the first dunes. Lol it was not. It was challenging but we conquered those 3 Dunes. We came back the next day and did trail 9. Lots of bugs and beautiful scenery on trail 9.

This is a nice trail out to the beach through woods and the bog. Insect repellant is prob a must...I mean it is a bog after all. I didn't have a problem with bugs with repellant on. The first mile or so is shaded with packed sand, providing a stable walking surface, and also a raised boardwalk through the bog. As you make your way toward the beach, the hills get steeper and the sand gets increasingly loose, making it a challenging hike. The views are well worth the dune hike, and I'd prefer to hike here to this beach over going to the crowded beach anyday. Great trail.

This is one of my favorite trails in the area! If you go in the summer time, you can eat some of the blackberries!

Pretty fun challenge trekking up all 3. Moderate challenge, nothing more than 200ft above lake level. 35-45 degree incline for each of them. Mt Tom has a wooden staircase up either side; it is the tallest and steepest of the 3.

hiking
14 days ago

I only hiked a small portion of the 10 loop, but did hike all of trail 9. The first half of the 9 loop is pretty easy and mostly flat. The second half turns toward the lakeshore which is where the climb begins. Impeccable views and well worth the trek. Moderate to somewhat challenging depending on fitness/mobility.

Pretty fun challenge! Short ascent up each one, but the incline was what got me. The last one has a wooden staircase on either side, which is the steepest of the three.

Great trail
But make sure you bring insect repellent

wildlife sounds and sights were awesome. northern loop is barely there...seemed to be more of reeds pushed down by a 4wheel drive vehicle. (and ended up taking me way northwest through swamp, ankle deep water and muck, until finally met up with power line trail). southern loop of this hike is good, level gravel and mowed ground. When I did this loop at 7am, I saw lots of deer including a huge buck. lots of snowy egrets and blue herons too.

Pretty challenging but sweeping views of the lake and Chicago in the distance. There is nothing easy about climbing sand dunes!!!

loud highway noise to start (runs parallel to I69). once you turn from the highway, lots of birds can be seen and heard! even saw 2 swans. lots of wildflowers and butterflies. muddy trail in some parts.

Easy trail. Great for a good long walk. Bring mosquito repellent!

Great trail! Loved the views. Pretty challenging. We took the trail 7 offshoot to walk along the shore a bit. Would recommend doing that.

Nice sand trail through the woods. Wonderful in summer.

Great trail with beautiful views of the lake.

Stairs were a little rough at the start but loved looking at all the birds and flowers.

it was a very challenging trail but we had a blast!

hiking
1 month ago

Perfect trail end with an excellent view of Lake Michigan. Bring your lunch, there is a nice shaded spot!

hiking
2 months ago

Short trek to reach the beach. Nice mix of woods and the sandy dunes.

Good trail to see wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Ticks are out and about. Be careful. Ended up with one yesterday.

Nice trail and close to Chicago.

Beautiful trail with part of it that runs along the beach.

Wonderful trail! You get to hike along the river and past multiple historic buildings and right into the middle of a farm with animals everywhere!

This place was very pretty. I imagine it is what people think of when they think of going on a hike. Very beautiful tonight at sunset. :)

9 should be labeled rugged lots of climbing up steep dunes...not for the faint of heart be prepared for a workout lovely scenery..

Parts of Eagle Marsh require boots or chest high waders unless hiked when the marsh is totally frozen over. Beautiful in the winter. VERY water logged in the spring and summer.

Good hiking and quiet. Great for my dog.

Absolutely love this trail! I do this one almost every week when it’s nice!! ❤️

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