The Best Hiking Trails in Joliet

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Joliet, Illinois. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3669 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60431

Since 1990

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Biking, Nature Trips, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers, Wildlife, In-Line Skating, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Picnicking, Fishing & Geocaching

The preserve is also home to more than 500 plant species, including the violet, buttercup, mint, and aster

Mon - Sun : Sunrise - Sunset

I loved the way this trail alternates between city and parkway. You ride for a bit near the noise and bustle of the city, then you breathe deep and enjoy a stretch through nature. Back and forth it goes from one end to the other. The forest preserve lands are really nice! I especially liked the area around the old quarry pond at the Black Road station. I walked the delightful section of crushed rock trail there, out through the tall grass and marshland. Then a sit-down to rest on a bench by

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1109 E Washington, Joliet, IL 60433

Since 1977

Dogs on Leash, Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Forest Lake, Beach, In-Line Skating, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing, Wild Flowers, Jogging, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Park

22-mile long paved rail-trail that connects the Illinois towns of Joliet, New Lenox, Frankfort, Matteson, Richton Park, Park Forest & Chicago Heights

Mon - Fri : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat - Sun : Closed

This is a fantastic trail for jogging, walking, or biking. Not many twists, turns, or hills to navigate, and it passes through many different landscapes: neighborhood backyards, wetlands, and parks. The village of Frankfort is a great destination or midpoint on the trail, with many bike-friendly amenities (bathrooms, water fountains, and restaurants, including a gellato bar!). The trail also connects with several other popular bike trails in Frankfort and New Lenox, including the Hickory Creek F

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16504 Maple Rd, Joliet, IL 60432

Since 2000

Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Fishing, Hiking and Nature Trail, Horse/Equestrian Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Snorkeling, Swimming & Wildlife

The preserve includes more than 15,000 species of insects & birds - Provides access to a 5.01-mile

Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - Sunset

Hadley Valley Preserve is were I walk everyday. I love this place. Very close to the walking trail, lots of parking.
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