Illinois Trails

Illinois, located in the Midwest region of the U.S., mostly consists of rolling plains, while southern Illinois features gently sloping hills. There is great hiking near Chicago, with forest preserves and other public lands perfect for hiking, while Lake Michigan provides boaters and hikers a great shoreline to explore.

Escape from Chicago’s Bustle at the Edward L. Ryerson Conservation Area, IL

Escape the city at this wild respite just a stone’s throw from downtown Chicago