Any forest preserve/nature recommendations around Chicago & burbs for a 6-9 mile walk? Wish there were some accessible hikes, but… we are living in Midwest.

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This is my favorite - it’s 9.5 miles

https://www.dupageforest.org/places-to-go/forest-preserves/waterfall-glen

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3rd - we go a few times a month

Swallow Cliffs is another good option:

https://fpdcc.com/places/locations/swallow-cliff-woods/

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Second both of those above, also like Deer Grove and pretty much anything in the Palos preserves. Did Busse Woods today (~7.5 miles, a little close to the road for my taste, but does include sightings of the actual elk in Elk Grove)

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McDowell forest preserve. It’s massive, the prairie path spans multiple towns. Where I ran both of my marathons.

Palos Woods- has a few hills, mixed use trail for running, walking, biking, and even occasionally horseback rides. Beautiful & quiet!

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