Best Hiking in Illinois

This list represents the most popular hiking in Illinois. Use this list to plan your next Illinois hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

Piney Creek Ravine’s secretive canyons hide the biggest display of prehistoric petroglyphs ...
Enjoy stunning views of the downtown skyline as you hike along this strip of parkland ...
Formerly a private retreat for a local industrialist, Matthiessen State Park features ...
If you love to see carefully selected flowers, trees, and bushes growing in perfectly ...
Once the largest munitions plant in the world, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie is now ...
After a ramble along the shore of the Dead River, this trail brings you through some of ...
You may be surprised to find this much natural beauty just 20 miles from the Loop. Nearly ...
Tree lovers could be busy for weeks exploring the hundreds of types of trees grouped according ...
Gloriously remote, the Iroquois County State Wildlife Area offers a serene place to stretch ...
You’ll immediately start enjoying the benefits of the prairie-restoration efforts as you ...
The first section of this river hike takes you along the wooded bluffs above wide sections ...
The most pristine landscape at Blackwell Forest Preserve is in the vicinity of McKee Marsh, ...
This hike leads you through two pleasant forest preserves divided by a scenic section ...
Follow a section of the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal towpath along a sliver of ...
As an urban nature walk, this is one of the best in the area. Nestled alongside the Calumet-Sag ...
With 2.5 miles of laid-back hiking and plenty of engaging exhibits, Little Red Schoolhouse ...
While making your way through this hypnotic tallgrass prairie, you’ll skirt the edges ...
This hike offers a surprisingly varied patchwork of scenery featuring beautiful rolling ...
At Greene Valley Forest Preserve, you’ll find groves of stately oaks, quiet twisting streams, ...
Located near the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, Pere Marquette State ...
Load More