Illinois, the land of Lincoln, home to vast expansive plains, prairies and bordering the beautiful Lake Michigan. Although not as well known as many of its neighbors, Illinois is a state full of beautiful natural scenery that is ideal for exploring. As we enter autumn the weather becomes crisper and less sticky and it is the ideal time to explore outdoors in nature. And what better way than donning a pair of hiking boots and hitting the trails.
This selection of ten hiking nature trails in Illinois is the perfect starting point for your Autumn adventuring. The google map will show where these 10 trails are located, and give you additional advice to help you select the trail that is perfect for your occasion. So, whether you live in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs, are in need of a break from hectic life or just crave a slice of nature, these trails are the ideal escape to disconnect from the fast pace of urban life and reconnect with nature. And as an extra bonus, the fall colors on full display are sure to be a huge treat for the whole family.