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The Best Hiking in Palos Park

Looking for the best hiking in Palos Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Palos Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Palos Park

  • Palos Park, Illinois

    Run the Sag Valley Trail

    5.0
    2.8 mi / 100 ft gain
    From the Kean Avenue parking lot, head west on the Sag Valley Trail for a great afterwork run or hike. After a half mile, head right at the T intersection and descend down to the stream. Continue on the Sag Valley Trail and cross over Kean Avenue to finish the loop at the parking lot.
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  • Palos Heights, Illinois

    Cal Sag Trail

    15.29 mi / 410 ft gain
    Cal Sag Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Palos Heights, Illinois.
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  • Palos Park, Illinois

    Hike the Cap Sauers and Swallow Cliff Loop

    3.0
    4.74 mi / 259 ft gain
    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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  • Palos Heights, Illinois

    Lake Katherine Loop Trail

    3.52 mi / 85 ft gain
    Lake Katherine Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Palos Heights, Illinois.
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  • Palos Park, Illinois

    Sag Valley Tan, Yellow, Purple Loop from Swallow Cliffs Sledding Hill

    2.55 mi / 207 ft gain
    Sag Valley Tan, Yellow, Purple Loop from Swallow Cliffs Sledding Hill is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Palos Heights, Illinois.
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  • Palos Park, Illinois

    Sag Valley Yellow and Tan Loop

    4.95 mi / 361 ft gain
    Sag Valley Yellow and Tan Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Palos Heights, Illinois.
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  • Palos Heights, Illinois

    Tinley Creek Red Paved Trail

    9.92 mi / 502 ft gain
    Tinley Creek Red Paved Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Worth, Illinois.
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  • Orland Park, Illinois

    McGinty Slough

    7.98 mi / 203 ft gain
    McGinty Slough is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Orland Park, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Black Oak Trail

    2.64 mi / 148 ft gain
    Black Oak Trail is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Willow Springs, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Black Oak Trail at Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

    4.5
    1.67 mi
    The trails traverse a rolling glacial highland of oak woods and prairie. The hiking trails connect to miles of multi-use trails where you can hike, mountain bike, cross country ski and snowshoe. Lastly, there is an interpretive center with exhibits about local nature and history.The trailhead s...
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Country Lane Woods

    4.89 mi / 236 ft gain
    Country Lane Woods is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Willow Springs, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Spears Woods to Willow Springs Loop

    2.76 mi / 128 ft gain
    Spears Woods to Willow Springs Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Willow Springs, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Palos Trail System: Purple Loop

    2.98 mi / 233 ft gain
    Palos Trail System: Purple Loop is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Palos Heights, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Cemetery Hill

    2 mi / 100 ft gain
    Just outside of Chicago the Palos Region of the Cook County Forest Preserve offers a few thousand acres of dirt single track and limestone paths. Here you will find rolling hills and bluff that will rev up your hill workouts. This single track loop is great for mountain biking and trail running...
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Saganashkee Slough

    6.92 mi / 512 ft gain
    Saganashkee Slough is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Lemont, Illinois.
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  • Willow Springs, Illinois

    Palos Yellow Trail Loop

    9.42 mi / 571 ft gain
    Palos Yellow Trail Loop is a loop trail that is moderately difficult located near Willow Springs, Illinois.
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