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  1. Chicago area hiking that escapes the city and explores beautiful forests.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    84.2 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  2. Hiking in the northern suburbs of Chicago? Indeed! Deer Grove Forest is a peaceful retreat in the big city

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    28.7 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  3. Great hiking, right in the Chicago area. The Palos Trail System offers more than 25 miles to explore.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.9 miles
    Duration
    As little or as long as you like
  4. This state park along the Kankakee River features some nice off-road trails amid a great natural setting.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    50.4 miles
    Duration
  5. This forest preserve features 12 miles of crushed limestone trails that offer both wooded and prairie sections to enjoy.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    24.1 miles
    Duration
  6. The Indiana Dunes have more than 16 miles of trails for hikers to explore.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    33.2 miles
    Duration
    At your leisure
  7. This nearly 10-mile loop trail circles the Argonne National Laboratory and features rolling hills with ecologically diverse terrain.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.6 miles
    Duration
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