Celebrate Earth Day With One of These Top-Rated Illinois Hikes

It’s a bit rainy today, so heading outside to enjoy the Great Outdoors is unlikely…I mean, unless you REALLY like nature! Once it clears up though, check out some of these top-rated spots around the State of Illinois.

If you’re looking to spend more time in nature this Earth Day, here are some of the top-rated hiking areas in Illinois as noted by Google Trends.

  1. Garden of the Gods, Herod*
  2. Lakefront Trail at Fullerton Ave., Chicago
  3. Giant City Nature Trail, Cobden*
  4. Lakefront Trail at Ardmore Ave., Chicago
  5. Trillium Trail, Makanda*
  6. Inspiration Point Trailhead, Wolf Lake*
  7. Devil’s Standtable Nature Trail, Makanda*
  8. LaSalle Canyon, Oglesby
  9. Todd Fink Heron Pond Trail, Belknap*
  10. Great Western Trail – St. Charles Trail Head, St. Charles

If you are looking for more ideas, check out the Outdoors Adventure section of EnjoyIllinois.com.