60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago Guide Book

by Ted Villaire (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Chicago  by Ted Villaire

288pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 0897329449

Using clear and entertaining narrative, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago introduces newcomers and lifelong residents alike to a surprising array of the best day hikes within a 60-mile radius of the Windy City.

© Ted Villaire/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: After a ramble along the shore of the Dead River, this trail brings you through some of the only sand dunes left in the state of Illinois. Halfway through the hike, take a break on a surprisingly quie ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Beach, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: The most pristine landscape at Blackwell Forest Preserve is in the vicinity of McKee Marsh, an expansive wetland cradled in prairie and savanna. While hiking the gently rolling terrain around the mars ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Warrenville, IL - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 6.3
... Preview: Hiking around Wolf Lake, the centerpiece of Bong State Recreation Area, offers a pleasantly varied experience. The terrain on one side of the lake is flat or lightly rolling tree-speckled prairie, whi ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Union Grove, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: At Bristol Woods, hikers will enjoy the pleasantly rolling terrain covered in bottomland forest and oak woodland. Tree connoisseurs will enjoy the many oak specimens of considerable size, as well as a ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Bristol, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: Located on a bluff overlooking the Illinois River, this small but charming park is home to an enormous outdoor sculpture. Mounds representing five different creatures invite visitors to walk around an ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Ottawa, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This quick, pleasant, and easily accessible hike takes you through dense woods and near numerous small ponds at one of the largest forest preserves in Cook County. Although Busse Woods is busy at time ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Elk Grove Village, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: Chain O’ Lakes is full of natural treasures. The riches within the eastern section of the 6,023-acre park include expansive wetlands, gently rolling prairies, pleasant wooded areas, and a peaceful str ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Spring Grove, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: These trails offer an extremely pleasant jaunt through dense woods, pristine prairies, and over some of the biggest hills in Lake County. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Spring Grove, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.25
... Preview: If you love to see carefully selected flowers, trees, and bushes growing in perfectly landscaped environments, the Chicago Botanic Garden is a slice of heaven. While the interior gardens are justifiab ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Glencoe, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: Harbors, beaches, and the lake itself serve as the backdrop for a dazzling skyline. Some sections of this path provide just a seawall with a walkway, while other parts run through wide grassy parks. T ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Lincolnwood, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.75
... Preview: Enjoy stunning views of the downtown skyline as you hike along this strip of parkland that links the city and the lake. Pass Chicago landmarks such as Soldier Field, the Field Museum, and Buckingham F ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Chicago, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: Situated among the rolling hills of far northwest Cook County, Crabtree Nature Center is a place that invites you to linger while admiring wildflowers, spotting waterfowl, and relishing the rapid shif ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Barrington Hills, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Nestled in an unlikely spot between subdivisions and I-88, Danada Forest Preserve offers some terrific hiking through wide-open prairies and gently sloping savannas. Once a training ground for top rac ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Lisle, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This hike takes you along the edge of the Deep River as it meanders through a large, diverse hardwood forest. At some point during your visit, stop in at the gristmill that was first built next to the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Ainsworth, IN - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: The rolling landscape at Deer Grove is blanketed with thick groves of oak, hickory, and maple. Mixed in with the dense forest are ravines, marshes, ponds, and the occasional stream straddled by pictur ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Barrington Woods, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: If you like riparian landscapes, you’ll love the Des Plaines River Trail as it winds alongside tree-laden riverbanks, through dense bottomland woods, alongside ponds, and over footbridges spanning the ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Des Plaines, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.5
... Preview: You may be surprised to find this much natural beauty just 20 miles from the Loop. Nearly this entire hike accompanies Salt Creek as it meanders next to a bluff and winds around a couple of islands on ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Oak Brook, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.25
... Preview: It’s easy to see why so many wealthy Chicagoans built their opulent mansions on the shore of Geneva Lake (the lake is called Geneva Lake; the town is called Lake Geneva) during the late 19th and early ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Lake Geneva, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: While hiking the trails of Glacial Park Conservation Area, you’ll glide through open prairies, meander beside a lovely creek, and bound over hills that undulate like ocean waves. The star attraction, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Ringwood, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: If you arrive early, you’ll likely have these rolling hills, open grasslands, wooded ravines, and winding creek all to yourself. This delightful forest preserve remains undiscovered by people outside ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Chicago"
Goodenow, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9