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Recreation Activities

Hike Lake County Challenge

Check back on August 15 for this year's hike locations

Because of overwhelming participation in this year's program, we ran out of our original supply of shields and zipper pulls but more are on the way. Submit to us your Travel Logs and we'll send the items to you as soon as they arrive in mid-December.  Thank you for your patience, and for participating in this year's Hike Lake County program. You've made it a great success! 

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Like to Hike?

Enjoy fall breezes and autumn colors while exploring designated Hike Lake County trails. At each preserve, look for the Hike Lake County logo at the trailhead to get you started on the right route.  

How It Works

Complete just seven of the hikes between August 15 and November 30, and you'll earn a commemorative shield for your walking stick, or a zipper pull, (while supplies last--see note above). Use the Travel Log to record each hike. Every hiker needs their own. Let your canine companion join in the fun and complete the hikes with you. Record their name on your Travel Log and your dog will receive a commemorate dog tag (up to three dogs). You can even purchase a Hike Lake County dog collar to hang it on. Bicycling or horseback riding do not count toward the program. 

Commemorative Items

Because of this year's overwhelming participation, we ran out of our original supply of commemorative items but more are on the way. Please be patient as we await the new shipment of incentive items. We ordered more shields and dog tags for those who completed the program this year. We expect the extra items to arrive in mid-December. 

To receive your free dog tag, zipper pull or commemorative shield for your walking stick (while supplies last), submit to us your Travel Log online or mail it to Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048, by January 31, 2021.

We Appreciate You

Thank you for participation in the 2020 Hike Lake County program. We love to read your notes and hear about your experiences exploring this year's trails. 


Hike Lake County Center

You can submit to us your Travel Log online or mail it to Lake County Forest Preserves, 1899 West Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048, by January 31, 2021. Please call 847-367-6640 or email forestpreserves@LCFPD.org for assistance. 


Hike Lake County Map

Use the interactive map below to view all of the Hike Lake County trails. View larger map.

TRAIL AND UNDERPASS STATUS

Check the current status (open/closed) of trails and underpasses along the Des Plaines River Trail, the Millennium Trail, community trail connections, and preserve trails marked on the map below. Public access is restricted at closed trails and underpasses.

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