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Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing (June 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1598807617
ISBN-13: 978-1598807615

Barbara I. Bond  

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Chicago and its surroundings offer hikers a rich variety of hiking options, including rugged trails, large forest preserves, and looping rivers. Because of the unique scenery around the city, hiking in Chicago is more than just a trek around town.

View of downtown Chicago skyline from Northerly Island


In Moon Take a Hike Chicago, dedicated outdoor explorer Barbara I. Bond shows you the best hikes in and around Chicago—all within two hours of the city. With details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead, Bond has all the bases covered.

View of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


Suggested lists of hikes include:

  • Best for Hiking with Children
  • Best Urban Hikes
  • Best Wildflower Hikes
  • Best for History Lovers
  • Best Bird-Watching Hikes
  • Best Geology Hikes

Fox River Trail in winter

Fox River

Let Moon show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikers.

St Louis Canyon, Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock

Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail.

Pioneer cabin, Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit


From East Indiana and the southwest tip of Michigan through Starved Rock State Park and up into Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine State Forest, Southern Unit, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Chicago.

Old marsh boardwalk, Goose Lake Prairie State Park

Tall Grass

© 2011, Barbara I. Bond

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