Hike Hastings Lake LCFP

Hastings Lake LCFP

Lake views+wildlife+tall trees=one amazing hike.

Park in the lot off of Butler Lane (see map) to access the trail. This trail is open year round, is dog-friendly, and offers a variety of activities. In the winter, bring your snow gear!

Photos: JanetandPhil

Pack List

  • Good shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Layers
  • Water
  • Snowshoes (winter)
  • Canoe (optional)
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RT Distance 2.37 Miles
Elevation Gain 88 Feet
Activities Canoeing, Fishing, Running, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Dog Friendly


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Great Easy Hike/Place to Relax in the Burbs

The Blue Loop is ~2 mile loop around Hastings Lake. There is also a Yellow Loop (shorter) which has a playground for children and picnic tables. The blue loop has multiple spots for fishing from the shore. You will commonly see families walking their dogs around throughout the preserve. It's also a great place to ride your bike. There are multiple entrances to this forest preserve.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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