Best Hiking Trails in Aurora, IL

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Aurora, IL. How do we actually find the most highly rated hiking trail? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, local reviews, nearness, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. That's not all... businesses do not pay us to list them. You deserve only the best!


33W020 Kautz Rd, Aurora, IL 60504

Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking, Fishing, Geo-Seeking, Hiking and Nature Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Swimming & Wildlife

1.2 miles trail around the lake

This park is very beautiful!!! It has a bike trail for you to exercise on, or to just walk around it has three little parks that are around the trail!! While walking this trail I like to look at the unique houses around the path!! And yes, granted the lake can be a little swampy, but I think the scenery makes up for it! I really enjoy this lake and it is very relaxing!! Also it is beautiful on a sunny day!! Trust me I have to walk it almost everyday for gym class!!! Go try it out, I'm sure you'l
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40w032 Hankes Rd, Aurora, IL 60506

Since 1977

Hiking, Off-Leash Dog Areas, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake & Wild Flowers

There is an active volunteer stewardship program & offering many opportunities for citizens to get involved in habitat restoration

This is a great area - especially if you are a dog owner. They have a nice set of winding trails through some light woods and rolling tundra. I have never seen more than a few other people there and the trails are well maintained and not completely covered in poop like some other places i have been to locally. This place is a bit more wild with potential for encounters with coyotes etc. I have yet to encounter any but have seen some deer bounding around now and then. the scenery is grea
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2343 S River St, Aurora, IL 60510

Nature and Wildlife Areas, Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking & Wildlife

Free admission every day & Providing an educational panorama of wondrous facts and figures

Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Sat - Sun : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

This place was unexpectedly nice. We have passed by it for 3 years kinda wondering whats inside. There are both paved and dirt hiking and running rails within the park. We took our dogs and kids, and it made for a very nice outing. Most of the trails are very covered by overhanging tree shade, so even though the temps were in the 80s it was very cool. It is a nature education center, so we did encounter groups of kids on guided tours, but no problem there. We all enjoyed this facility, and we w
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