Where to Hike & Bike

Our favorite local trails

Here are just a few of the trails that showcase the diverse and wonderful natural places of Lake County and northern Cook County:

  • The Des Plaines River Trail. Picturesque trails that wind through Lake County for 31 miles.
  • Volo Bog State Natural Area. Interpretive trail through Illinois' only remaining open-water quaking bog, plus two hiking trails that meander through woods, wetlands, fields and prairie restoration areas.
  • Illinois Beach State Park. Trails that wind along the shores of Lake Michigan, grassy sand dunes, wetlands, open prairies and diverse woodlands.

More resources on local trails

Updated February 2019