Hours of operation for various venues may vary from the time of the original post so please check websites or call ahead before venturing out.

Most of the hikes around Chicagoland are beginner-to-moderate level and are on well-maintained trails. However,when you are out hiking, walking, biking, etc. please use common sense and wear proper attire. Make sure you have plenty of water and snacks, don't go off trail and never attempt to touch or feed a wild animal.