12 Picturesque Trails In Illinois That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

While the weather outside might seem frightful to some, for all you snow bunnies out there it’s time to put on your winter hiking boots and get ready to enjoy the beautiful wintry elements that this great state has to offer. There is something about a hike through these wintry fairylands and watching the world around you covered in a beautiful powdering of snow-kissed wonderment that is sure to change the way you feel about wintertime in Illinois (even if Jack Frost is nipping at your nose).

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There are so many striking places to check out in the Prairie State during these frosty months. You’ll be sure to feel reinvigorated when you step out onto these crystalline trails for a trek that is sure to fill you with peace and tranquility (and add a little color into your cheeks). Are there other Illinois trails that are just perfect for the winter lover that we might have overlooked? Pleas share in the comments!


Address: 515 Old Timber Rd., Monticello, IL 61856