Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

Swallow Cliff Forest - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

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


4.74 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

259 ft Gain




Fitness, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking


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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Not Bad For Chicago Area

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

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