Hike the Waterfall Glen Loop

Waterfall Glen Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Less than an hour from Chicago, Waterfall Glen offers a number of routes for trail running, mountain biking, and hiking.

It is easy to modify your route, with lots of side trails to choose from. A waterfall and scenic views make for a pleasant spot to exercise.

Photo Credit: Andrew Hill, kallol (jay), and darius norvilas


9.4 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

387 ft Gain




Fitness, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Chicago Northwest KOA

Union, Illinois

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Kankakee, Illinois

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Great little escape close to home.

This little gem is close to home for us and has lots of trails. There are paved paths and lots of small single tracks off into the woods. You can follow the river or bike trails. I am not sure who listed this as intermediate but I would say its more on the easy side. Just watch out for mud if you decide to go off trail during the rainy seasons.

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