Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Trails

Zion, Illinois 60099

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Trails

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park Trails Professional Review and Guide

"This hike takes you to the dunes and swales along Lake Michigan. Spend a bit of time on the beach, if you like, but then follow the trail amid the grassy dunes heading south toward the appropriately named Dead River, which is cut off from the lake periodically by sandbars.

On it's return the trail follows along the edge of this wetlands area, offering a completely different environment such a short distance from the lake and the dunes. The loop doesn’t take long, and inside the loop are other trail segments straddling the line between the two ecosystems. Expect good bird watching along the river and lakeshore, and great views of the bright blue waters."

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Trail Information

Zion
Nearby City
2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Year-round
Season
Adeline Jay GeoKaris Illinois Beach State Park, 1 Lake Front Dr., Zion, IL 60099; (847) 662-4811; dnr.state.il.us
Local Contacts
USGS Zion; at park office, trailhead, and on website
Local Maps

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Jul 2018