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.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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.

Address: Valmeyer, IL 62295, USA
Address: 2478 Stonefort Rd, Makanda, IL 62958, USA
Address: Piney Creek Rd, Illinois, USA
Address: Illinois Beach State Park Road, Illinois Beach State Park Rd, Zion, IL 60099, USA
Address: Columbia St, Joliet, IL 60432, USA
Address: 13834 IL-84, Savanna, IL 61074, USA
Address: 4734 Weldon Springs Rd, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
Address: 900 W Belvidere Rd, Round Lake, IL 60073, USA
Address: 4205-4207 Chain of Rocks Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA