Hike the Joliet Iron Works Historic Site Trails Loop

Joliet Iron Works Trail - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

The Joliet Iron Works Historic Site Trail is a 1.3 mile loop trail that runs through what was once the second-largest steel mill in the U.S. The trail is flat, and great for all skill levels. The trail is open for dogs kept on leash.

The Joliet Iron Works Historic Site Trail is typically used for hiking, walking, and birding. If you want to amp up your hike, hop on the Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail, an 11 mile trail connecting the iron works to the Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve. 

Photos: Vail Marston


1.3 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

26 ft Gain




Fitness, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Kankakee South KOA

Kankakee, Illinois

LaSalle / Peru KOA

North Utica, Illinois

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

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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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