Our great state is home to many historic trails that lead to Illinois wonders from a long gone time. There is much to discover all over this state, and this list of seven hiking trails will show you seven of our best kept secrets.

Find pieces of Illinois history all along these paths. Scroll on for details about where these wonders live. Check it out:

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