Illinois (IL) Hiking Trails

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From the shores of North Illinois (IL) to the Prairies of Central and South Illinois, the Prairie State has plenty of attractions for adventurous hikers.

The Chicago area, lovingly referred to as Chicagoland, provides a multitude of hiking and outdoor experiences in more urban areas. Urban hiking seems a little less urban with miles of lakefront nearby providing harbors, trails, beaches, parks, and reserves. Lake Michigan hiking offers both sandy, shoreline trails and wooded trails that meander along the lake.

Find trails in Northern Illinois where paths explore hillier terrain and bring hikers out onto rugged bluffs. Hike along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers for flatter, more family-friendly trails, or check out Central Illinois for hikes that highlight rolling hills, secluded valleys, deep forests, and farmland. Hiking trails can be found leading past pristine lakes, rivers, wetlands, and marshes as well. Southern Illinois offers Shawnee National Forest where hikers can find secluded trails at the foot of the Ozarks.
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NameCityRatingState
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Zion Illinois
Allison Woods Prospect Heights Illinois
Apple River Canyon State Park Apple River Illinois
Argyle Lake State Park Colchester Illinois
Arie Crown Forest La Grange Illinois
Arrowhead Lake Palos Heights Illinois
Baker Barrington Illinois
Baker's Lake Younghusband Prairie Park Ridge Illinois
Barrington Road Pond Hoffman Estates Illinois
Beall Woods State Park Mount Carmel Illinois
Beaver Dam State Park Plainview Illinois
Beck Lake Des Plaines Illinois
Bemis Woods-North Westchester Illinois
Bemis Woods-South Proviso Illinois
Beverly Lake Hoffman Estates Illinois
Big Bend Lake Des Plaines Illinois
Big River State Forest Keithsburg Illinois
Big Rock Forest Preserve Big Rock Illinois
Black Partridge Metamora Illinois
Blackwell Forest Preserve Warrenville Illinois
Blue Star Memorial Woods Glenview Illinois
Bode Lake Streamwood Illinois
Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve Braidwood Illinois
Bremen Grove Tinley Park Illinois
Brezina Woods La Grange Park Illinois
Brookfield Woods Brookfield Illinois
Buffalo Creek Preserve Long Grove Illinois
Buffalo Rock State Park Ottawa Illinois
Buffalo Woods-Central Hickory Hills Illinois
Buffalo Woods-North Willow Springs Illinois
Buffalo Woods-South Hickory Hills Illinois
Bullfrog Lake Willow Springs Illinois
Bunker Hill Niles Illinois
Busse Forest - North Elk Grove Village Illinois
Busse Forest Elk Pasture Elk Grove Village Illinois
Busse North Pool Schaumburg Illinois
Cache River State Natural Area Belknap Illinois
Caldwell Woods Chicago Illinois
Calumet City Prairie Calumet City Illinois
Calvin R. Sutker Grove Skokie Illinois
Camp Alphonse Palatine Illinois
Camp Ground Road Woods Des Plaines Illinois
Camp Kiwanis Equestrian Staging Area Willow Springs Illinois
Camp Pine Woods Mt Prospect Illinois
Cap Sauer's Holding Chicago Illinois
Captain Daniel Wright Woods Mettawa Illinois
Carl R. Hansen Woods Hoffman Estates Illinois
Castle Rock State Park Oregon Illinois
Catherine Chevalier Woods Chicago Illinois
Cave-In-Rock State Park Cave-In-Rock Illinois

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