Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

Illinois Swallow Cliff Forest

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Scenic forest hikes open to hiking, mountain biking, and trail running.

The Swallows Cliff Woods, an 800 acre preserve, is known for its 100 ft bluff that provides visitors with a steep stair workout. On top of the bluff, however, there are less strenuous trail options, leading through the hilly, forested terrain, past wetlands and streams.

Photo Credit: yooperann and John W. Iwanski

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Activities:

Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Loop

Distance:

4.74 Miles

Elev. Gain:

259 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Forest

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9 months ago

Not Bad For Chicago Area

A little elevation and lots of people but we are in suburban Chicago.

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