Hike the Palos Black Trail, around 6 miles


Wolf Road Woods - Palos Park, IL
3/4 mile South 95st on Wolf Road

Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Stepping it up a couple notches on this one, not for the faint-hearted. We'll start south with a fairly steep downhill on the orange trail, then head east on all or most of the 4.3-mile black trail which winds up and down several ravines. Wooded, unpaved, and lots of fun. We'll complete the loop back on the paved, easy yellow trail (which may be in the sun). Bring water, bug spray, also a hat if it's hot. Expect at least 6 miles, but there are a couple places to cut off the black trail if you choose to return sooner. Once again I'm limiting this to 12, first come first served, since it's a narrow windy path in places with many turns. When you sign up it will say "unpaid" since you bring the $1 website donation when you get there, not ahead of time online. Meet in the Wolf Road Woods parking lot; refer to the map above or the Cook County Forest Preserve maps: