60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Chicago-4th Edition  by Ted Villaire

60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Chicago-4th Edition Guide Book

by Ted Villaire (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Chicago-4th Edition  by Ted Villaire
Each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance, difficulty, scenery, traffic, hiking time, and more, so you can quickly and easily learn about each trail. Detailed directions, GPS-based trail maps, and elevation profiles help to ensure that you know where you are and where you’re going. Tips on nearby activities further enhance your enjoyment of every outing.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles-Chicago-4th Edition" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 60.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.

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 ...
Zion, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.1
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 ...
Warrenville, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 6.3
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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 ...
Kansasville, WI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
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 ...
Bristol, WI - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.6
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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 ...
Ottawa, IL - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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 ...
Spring Grove, IL - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 7
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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 ...
Glencoe, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.7
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 ...
Barrington Hills, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.5
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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 ...
Wheaton, IL - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Walking - Trail Length: 5
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 ...
Hobart, IN - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.9
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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 ...
Barrington Woods, IL - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5.6
Nearly every step of this trail closely traces the tree-covered banks of the Des Plaines River while wending its way north through a series of forest preserves in Cook County. As you follow a small bl ...
River Grove, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.4
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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 ...
Mettawa, IL - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 9.5
As one of the best birding spots in Kane County, Dick Young Forest Preserve possesses a great mix of wetlands, prairie, and woodland. In addition to this hike around Nelson Lake, you can add 6 or so m ...
Batavia, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.6
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Note: Most of Fort Sheridan, including the area that contains the hike described, is closed for improvements until the summer of 2019 ; call the preserve or check lcfpd.org/preserves/improvement-pro ...
Lake Forest, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.7
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 ...
Oak Brook, IL - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 3.25
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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 ...
Lake Geneva, WI - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
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, ...
Ringwood, IL - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5
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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 ...
Beecher, IL - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
While making your way through this hypnotic tallgrass prairie, you’ll skirt the edges of several marshes and ponds active with birds. For those interested in improving their prairie-plant identificati ...
Morris, IL - Birding,Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.4
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