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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!

ROCK RUN PRESERVE - BLACK ROAD ACCESS

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

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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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OLD PLANK ROAD TRAIL

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

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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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HADLEY VALLEY - ROUTE 6 ACCESS

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

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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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