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Moraine Hills State Park Tour

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great way to see all nine miles of trail at Moraine Hills.


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9.8

Miles

15.8

KM

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Singletrack

778' 237 m

High

735' 224 m

Low

166' 51 m

Up

166' 51 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Views

Family Friendly Wide track, one-way bike traffic, gentle hills, smooth surface including paved climbs/descents. Covered bench shelters along trail.

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

Rolling terrain provides you a great view of wetlands, waterfowl, and rolling hillsides of oak while following the one-way directional loops.

The terrain varies from flat to the south and rolling to the north. There is one significant climb on the east side of the park.

Description

Recommended start point here is Northern Woods parking lot which has flush toilets and a picnic area. Alternate similar start point can be at the end of McHenry Dam Road on the Fox River Trail loop.

Take a break at a number of scenic wildlife viewing platforms/overlooks.

Contacts

Shared By:

Elvin Chan with improvements by Brice Alt

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Wetlands.
Oct 22, 2020 near Lakemoor, IL
Greenery along the trail.
Oct 22, 2020 near Lakemoor, IL

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Apr 4, 2021
MARK JEPSEN
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