Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

Swallow Cliff Forest

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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RT Distance 4.74 Miles
Elevation Gain 259 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
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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