Check out one of the many great hiking trails located near Chicago!

By blogsadmin | Posted in Local on Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:27 pm
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Popular hiking spots outside of Chicago

With the warm months finally here, you’re probably looking for places to get out and enjoy the weather. While you could visit one of the many parks located throughout the city, nothing quite beats the solace and quiet of a hike. If you’re looking to escape the noise of the city and enjoy the great outdoors, check out one of these Chicago-area hiking trails.

Des Plaines River Trail

Address: 15601 West Russell Road, Wadsworth, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 30 minutes

Hours Open: 6:30 – sunset

Entry fee: Free

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North Branch Trail

Address: Along the Chicago River

Drive time from Chicago: 30 minutes

Hours Open: sunrise – sunset

Entry fee: Free

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Deer Grove

Address: 1599 Pepper Tree Dr, Palatine, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 1 hour

Hours Open: 6 am – 8 pm

Entry fee: Free

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Matthiessen State Park

Address: 2500 Illinois Route 178, Oglesby, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 90 minutes

Hours Open: 7 am – 8 pm

Entry fee: Free

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Morton Arboretum

Address: 4100 Illinois 53, Lisle, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 30 minutes

Hours Open: 7 am – sunset

Entry fee: $14 adults, $12 seniors, $9 children ages 2-17

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Kankakee River State Park

Address: 5314 W. Rt. 102, Bourbonnais, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 1 hour

Hours Open: 7 am – 6 pm

Entry fee: Free

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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Address: 30239 S. State Route 53, Wilmington, IL

Drive time from Chicago: 1 hour

Hours Open: 4 am – 10 pm

Entry fee: Free

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Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve

Address: Lemont, IL

Drive Time from Chicago:  30 minutes

Hours Open: one hour after sunrise – one hour after sunset

Entry fee: Free

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Indiana Dunes State Park

Address: 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, IN

Drive Time from Chicago:  1-hour – 90 minutes

Hours Open: 7 am – 11 pm

Entry fee: $7 for Indiana plates, $12 for out-of-state plates

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Starved Rock State Park

Address: 2668 E 875th Rd, Oglesby, IL

Drive Time from Chicago:  90 minutes

Hours Open: 6:30 am – 9 pm

Entry fee: Free

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