Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

4.74 miles 259 ft gain  - Loop Trail

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.

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Fitness
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Forest

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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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