Hiking The Palos Hills Forest Preserve

The 11th most popular hiking trail in Illinois.

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Southwest of Chicago near Palos Hills, the 6500 acre Palos Hills Forest Preserve has dozens of multi-use singletrack trails through hardwood forests open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. There are more than 50 miles of single and doubletrack.

To reach the trailhead from Palos Hills, head south on Archer Avenue. Turn left heading east on 95th Street . Continue past the stop sign and turn right at the next intersection. Use the Bullfrog Lake parking area.

Overall, Palos Hills Forest Preserve is the 11th most popular hiking trail of all 17 hikes in Illinois.

Palos Hills Forest Preserve Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Palos Hills Forest Preserve (708) 366-9420 or (708) 7111-1330; Illinois Tourism (800) 223-0121.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Illinois" from Susan Post

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Reference Source:  click here http://fpdcc.com/

GPS:  41.7108, -87.8991

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  15917

Palos Hills Forest Preserve Hiking Map


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