Palos Heights, Illinois

Run Lake Katherine

1 Miles Total - 29 ft gain - Loop Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

A lakeside trail with access to multiple botanic gardens.

This moderate trail loops around the lake. You will also pass by an arboretum, nature center, and a number of gardens, including an herb garden, butterfly garden, waterfall garden, and conifer garden.

Photo Credit: Ceyhun (Jay) Isik and Dariusz

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Fitness
Running
Lake
Scenic

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Janet Ramos

over 2 years ago

Cozy Quiet Clean

Very well kept small little lake in a safe and nice neighborhood. Would bring little ones here to explore. Very clean and very interactive with a small free museum with a clean bathroom and waterfall. Well kept mile trail around the lake. They host many many events and are always having community events. Butterfly gardens and butterfly festivals, Fourth of July fireworks, fly fishing, kayaking and canoeing and many more events. Many small gardens. Next door to a Starbucks (buy a coffee and sit on a bench with a friend and talk) or a 7-11 across the street with a smoothie place with ice cream for a little picnic.

Great If You Like Urbanized Nature

I was expecting something a tad bit more rugged. It's a beautifully manicured paved walkway around the lake. Great for relaxing bike rides and strollers and whatnot. But if you want that nature solitude, this is not the place.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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.

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