Hiking The Moraine Hills State Park

The 10th most popular hiking trail in Illinois.

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Northwest of Chicago and south of McHenry, the 1,600 acre Moraine Hills State Park has a rolling 11 mile trail system. The crushed limestone covered trails are one-way and color coded. There are three main loops: Lake Definance (red - 3.7 miles); Leather Leaf Bog (blue - 3.2 miles) and Fox River (yellow - 2 miles).

To reach the hiking trailhead from McHenry, head south on River Road for 3 miles and follow signs to park entrance.

Overall, Moraine Hills State Park is the 10th most popular hiking trail of all 17 hikes in Illinois.

Moraine Hills State Park Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Moraine Hills State Park (815) 678-4431; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Illinois" from Susan Post

Best Season:  May - Aug

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Reference Source:  click here https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/

GPS:  42.3115, -88.2266

Date Published:  1/4/2016

Date Updated:  8/6/2016

ID:  15879

Moraine Hills State Park Hiking Map


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