Let’s Take a Hike: Palos Trail - West

Let's take a Hike. This will be a 7 or so mile hike. We will try to make it in 3 hours. Please dress accordingly. The terrain is hilly with uneven, sometimes narrow trails. Don't forget to bring water and snack for the hike.

We will meet at 10:15 and start the hike at 10:30 sharp. Please be on time.

We will meet at Bull Frog Lake. Take I-55 to La Grange Road/96th Ave (US 45). Take La Grange Road/96th Ave (US 45) South to 95th Street. Take 95th Street West to Wolf Road. (Wolf Road sign is not marked very well. If you hit Archer Ave. Turn around and it will be the 1st right.) Take Wolf road South about 1/8 of a mile. Bull Frog Lake will be on the Right.

We will take Blue, Green, Orange, Green, Blue.

Don’t Forget: Dress for the weather in layers and bring water and a snack for the trail.

I hope to see you there,

Kevin



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  • catlleya s.

    i really meant 2 go d irish place 4 lunch after d hike but i guess i followed d car.let's do this again but i hope not when its raining!

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • David L.

    Excellent hike.

    December 16, 2012

  • Maria

    Thanks Kevin for coordinating and Lyle for the ride. I enjoyed the conversations, and being in nature. The muddy trail, not so much. ;)

    December 16, 2012

  • Kelly

    Thanks, Kevin. I had a great time. Can't wait to go again!

    December 16, 2012

  • Ronaelle

    Best meetup hike of the year, Kevin!

    December 15, 2012

  • Sandy

    Thanks Kevin! Great hike. Will take some effort to scrape and wash away all that mud though!

    December 15, 2012

    • Mary

      I ditto that :-)

      December 15, 2012

  • Naila

    It was refreshing, it was fun. Thanks a bunch to everybody.

    December 15, 2012

  • Dan

    Thanks kevin for another great hike. I actually liked how the trail became muddy, it made it a little more technical. It was fun!

    2 · December 15, 2012

  • Irene

    Want to finish by 1 p m

    December 14, 2012

  • catlleya s.

    1st time hiker here n not familiar with d area i know d direction is crystal clear but im poor with directions, can i pls have exact address or intersection that i can type in my gps
    pls?

    December 14, 2012

  • catlleya s.

    if anyone needs a ride, i can take 3 in my car. im leaving highland park all i ask is i can pick u up from metra braeside or deerfield station

    December 14, 2012

  • Lyle W.

    I'll be driving from the loop with room for two more hikers should anyone need a ride.

    November 29, 2012

    • Lyle W.

      I wouldn't mind seeing the place as well.

      1 · December 14, 2012

    • Maria

      Why, of course!

      December 14, 2012

  • Lyle W.

    Maria and Nalla, let's meet at the parking lot at 9:30 and leave from there. 14th and south wabash. I'll email you my contact info should your plans change. No need to worry about gas money or anything like that....Lyle

    December 12, 2012

    • Maria

      Oh, this is very kind of you, and thank you so much, Lyle, but it's only fair that we should chip in. :) I will send you and Nalia the exact address of that free parking lot as the date approaches.

      December 12, 2012

    • Maria

      Thanks again, Lyle. I did receive your email and just sent you one through the meetup system as well.

      December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am driving from Orland Park. If someone needs a ride, I would be glad to pick them up.

    December 13, 2012

  • Eva

    I'm driving from the BLue Line Station - CUMBERLAND (it's two stops before o'hare). If someone needs a ride ,let me know! I gonna leave probably around 9:20am from there!

    December 13, 2012

  • David L.

    1 · December 11, 2012

    • Maria E

      Dave, this is an excellent google map of the area. I live about 15 minutes away and have been to the site many times and it's a great map for newcomers. Thanks for posting.

      December 12, 2012

    • Maria

      And thanks for this information, Maria.

      December 12, 2012

  • Maria

    Is this zip code 60480?

    December 5, 2012

    • Kevin

      Wolf Road is the Boundary Line between 60480 and 60439. We will actually be meeting on the west side of Wolf Road so it will be[masked]

      December 11, 2012

    • Maria

      Thanks, Kevin.

      December 12, 2012

  • Kelly

    Hi, Kevin,
    Are y'all still goin' if it's cold and rainy outside? Just askin'. Thanks.

    December 12, 2012

  • Guy D.

    Kevin,
    I'd like to do a portion of this hike. I am limited to about 3- 3.5 miles at the moment. Is there a point on this hike that is practical for me to bow out in such a manner as to be back to the starting point?

    December 10, 2012

    • Kevin

      How have you been Guy? Haven't seen you since Kwas Fest. Yes, there is a couple point where you can cut the hike short.

      December 11, 2012

    • Guy D.

      oops I put this reply in the wrong box.... yikes... I do that kind of stuff from time to time....

      December 11, 2012

  • Radhika A.

    where are we meeting?

    November 30, 2012

    • Kevin

      We will be meeting in the 1st parking as you enter Bullfrog Lake Preserve.

      December 11, 2012

    • Guy D.

      doing OK Kevin. Doc says to limit the hikes to about 2-3 miles. I think my recovery is ahead of schedule. Too bad the insurance companies are not as quick at paying the bills.... will be good to see you again.

      December 11, 2012

  • David L.

    Is there a sign on the road that says "Bullfrog Lake?"

    December 10, 2012

    • Kevin

      Yes, there is a sign for Bullfrog Lake.

      December 11, 2012

  • Lyle W.

    Let me know if any one needs a ride from the loop. Have room for two.

    December 10, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Bullfrog Lake Forest Preserve

    November 26, 2012

  • Brian Janko removed the location. It was Bullfrog Lake Forest Preserve

    November 25, 2012

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