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.

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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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