9 Amazing Illinois Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

Not all hikes have to be full-day excursions for hardcore outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, there are numerous hikes around the Prairie State that are just a few miles and you’ll still get the benefits of exercise and fresh air while experiencing incredible views. These hikes are all under three miles and, at a leisurely pace, can be completed in less than two hours.

Have you traveled along any of the trails on this list? Please let us know your experience and what your favorite trails are around the Prairie State.

A few trails on this list are considered accessible. For more accessible trails, head to our previous paved trails article.

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