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901 mi 1,450 km of trail 16 Runs

Easy Trails 356 Trails Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails
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Runs in Chicago Metro Area - 16

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Favorite The trail is full of life and diversity.
Easy/Intermediate

The Chicago Outerbelt Route

208.3 mi 335.3 km • Loop • 1,652 ft Ascent 503.43 m Ascent

(2) Chicago, IL
Favorite Oak trees begin to leaf out in a well-managed oak woodland. With plenty of sunlight, the spring wildflowers are abundant.
Easy/Intermediate

Sag Valley Main Trail

8.5 mi 13.6 km • Loop • 364 ft Ascent 110.8 m Ascent

(20) Palos Park, IL
Favorite An algae covered pond along the Waterfall Glen Main Trail.
Easy/Intermediate

Waterfall Glen Main Trail

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Loop • 259 ft Ascent 78.82 m Ascent

(28) Darien, IL
Favorite Watching the Chicago Air and Water show from the Lakefront. Near Diversey Ave looking south.
Easy

Chicago Lakefront Trail

18.4 mi 29.6 km • Point to Point • 154 ft Ascent 47.07 m Ascent

(9) Lincoln…, IL
Favorite Blue Trail in the fall.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bullfrog Loop

7.4 mi 11.8 km • Point to Point • 625 ft Ascent 190.36 m Ascent

(12) Willow…, IL
Favorite Morton Arboretum road in the fall.
Easy

Morton Arboretum Loop

4.5 mi 7.3 km • Loop • 176 ft Ascent 53.73 m Ascent

(6) Lisle, IL
Favorite 606 Trail at Whipple St.
Easy

The 606 (Bloomingdale Trail)

5.7 mi 9.2 km • Loop • 8 ft Ascent 2.42 m Ascent

(12) Chicago, IL
Favorite American Kestrel
Easy

Montrose Bird Sanctuary (The Magic Hedge)

0.4 mi 0.7 km • Loop • 10 ft Ascent 3.07 m Ascent

(2) Lincoln…, IL

Trails in Chicago Metro Area - 347

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2.9 mi 4.7 km #1Red Loop
Easy
Kildeer, IL
Easy
2.9 mi 4.7 km Kildeer, IL
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Prairie Wolf Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Bannockburn, IL
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Bannockburn, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km #3Black Trail
Easy
Kildeer, IL
Easy
1.2 mi 2.0 km Kildeer, IL
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4Outer Loop
Intermediate
Ingalls Park, IL
Intermediate
1.2 mi 2.0 km Ingalls Park, IL
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Waukegan Savanna Forest Preserve Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wadsworth, IL
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.8 km Wadsworth, IL
0.5 mi 0.9 km #6Half Day Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Lincolnshire, IL
Easy
0.5 mi 0.9 km Lincolnshire, IL
2.1 mi 3.3 km #7Hastings Lake Blue Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lindenhurst, IL
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Lindenhurst, IL
3.1 mi 5.0 km #8Rollins Savanna Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Third Lake, IL
Easy
3.1 mi 5.0 km Third Lake, IL
0.4 mi 0.7 km #9Fox River Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Port Barrington, IL
Easy
0.4 mi 0.7 km Port Barrington, IL
2.6 mi 4.2 km #10Sun Lake Forest Preserve Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lake Villa, IL
Easy/Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Lake Villa, IL
0.8 mi 1.3 km #11Nippersink Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Round Lake, IL
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Round Lake, IL
1.2 mi 1.9 km #12Fox River Yellow Gravel Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Port Barrington, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Port Barrington, IL
1.7 mi 2.8 km #13Yellow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wadsworth, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Wadsworth, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #14Lake Carina Forest Preserve Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Gurnee, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Gurnee, IL
1.5 mi 2.4 km #15Yellow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Wadsworth, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.5 mi 2.4 km Wadsworth, IL
1.0 mi 1.5 km #16Fox River Red Gravel and Paved Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Port Barrington, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.5 km Port Barrington, IL
2.0 mi 3.2 km #17Lyons Woods To Waukegan Savanna Trail
Easy
Beach Park, IL
Easy
2.0 mi 3.2 km Beach Park, IL
1.7 mi 2.7 km #18Independence Grove Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Libertyville, IL
Easy
1.7 mi 2.7 km Libertyville, IL
1.0 mi 1.6 km #19Hastings Lake Yellow Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Lindenhurst, IL
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Lindenhurst, IL
0.9 mi 1.5 km #20Sedge Meadow Forest Preserve Trail
Easy
Wadsworth, IL
Easy
0.9 mi 1.5 km Wadsworth, IL

Photos of Chicago Metro Area - 98

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The trail is full of life and diversity.
Jul 7, 2016 near River F…, IL
Blue Trail in the fall.
Aug 12, 2016 near Burr Ridge, IL
Defiance Lake sunset.
May 16, 2016 near Lakemoor, IL
Cedar Waxwing
Nov 30, 2018 near Lincoln…, IL
Scene from the trail
Nov 7, 2019 near Lincoln…, IL
Bridge over Laughing Creek
Oct 18, 2018 near Woodstock, IL
Near W Bryn Mawr Ave
Sep 13, 2018 near Schille…, IL
Sunset and mosquitoes!
Sep 13, 2018 near Schille…, IL

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