11 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Illinois Should Take

Starved Rock State Park was absolutely PACKED yesterday. Yes, it is hiking season, and everyone is ready to get out and enjoy nature. Sometimes you don’t have a ton of time, or you have limited abilities. But don’t worry; you can still go on some incredible hikes. Here are our 11 favorite places to go.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Where is your favorite place to take a short hike?