Prairie and Hebron Trails

Chicago, Illinois 60701

Prairie and Hebron Trails

Prairie and Hebron Trails Professional Guide

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"As the Prairie Trail spans nearly the entire north–south length of McHenry County, it shoots past some of the most scenic spots within northeast Illinois.

In between towns such as Crystal Lake, McHenry, Ringwood, and Richmond, the trail takes you through stunning natural areas at Sterne’s Woods, Glacial Park, and Nippersink North Branch Conservation Area. After finishing the Prairie Trail, the route heads west for 6.7 miles along the Hebron Trail."

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"As the Prairie Trail spans nearly the entire north–south length of McHenry County, it shoots past some of the most scenic spots within northeast Illinois. In between towns such as Crystal Lake, McHenry, Ringwood, and Richmond, the trail takes you through stunning natural areas at Sterne’s Woods, Glacial Park, and Nippersink North Branch Conservation Area. The trail is difficult due to the length and the long sections where trail users are fully exposed to wind and sun. After finishing the Prairie Trail, the route heads west for 6.7 miles along the Hebron Trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Chicago
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
61.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Asphalt, crushed gravel
Surface
Difficult
Skill Level
4–6 hours
Riding Time
Skating, Birding
Additional Use
USGS Crystal Lake, McHenry, Hebron, and Richmond DeLorme: Illinois Atlas and Gazetteer: Pages 19 and 20
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Dec 2018