This is a great group for people who want to get outdoors walking and hiking with others. We leisurely walk and hike year round at a Forest Preserve. Depending on the pace of the individual hikers on a hike the group usually spreads out so that everyone can hike/walk at a comfortable pace. We hike twice a month except in December through March when we hike once a month due to the winter weather. To remain an active member of the trail blazer hiking group I require that you attend a minimum of 2 hikes every year. Since we have a minimum of 2 hikes per month for 8 months and then 1 hike per month during the winter, there should be plenty of opportunities for your schedule and the kind of hike you enjoy.
We hike from 1 to 5 miles.
Children are welcome on hikes.
Dogs are welcome on hikes, as long as the forest preserve allows them. I will mention on specific hike information if dogs are not allowed to accompany the group due to the restrictions of the area we will be hiking such as the Morton Arboretum or the Little Red School House.
I always welcome our members to bring guests with them on all hikes/activities the group is having. You never know if a guest may decide to join the group.
Not Sure if this is the Hiking Group for you?
If you have any reservations if this is the right hiking group for you … come out and join us on a hike then decide if you want to join as a member. I assure you will not regret hiking with us. We are a very friendly and inviting group. I'm sure you will find someone you can chat with as we hike together.
Organizer pays $179.88 yearly for having this group on Meetup.Com. We will gladly accept donations of any amount. Thanks!
Suggestions for Hikes:
As organizer I welcome suggestions for places for our group to hike as well as suggestions for a variety of activities. As a member, you can even organize a hike or activity for the other members to join you on.
We have three co-event organizers who will be scheduling various hikes as well as I as the trail blazer organizer. So you may notice hikes during the week as well as on the weekends.
Cook & DuPage County Trail Blazers
5 days ago · 10:00 AM
Let's Hike at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle
We will meet at the visitor center at 10am. We will then continue out and go around the lake to start trail #1 which connects to loop #2. We will hike loop #2 and when... Learn more
June 13 · 10:00 AM
Let's Hike the Meacham Grove
Visitors at the 256-acre Meacham Grove Forest Preserve in Bloomingdale will find woodland groves, meadows, a fishing lake, wetlands and the meandering Spring Brook Creek... Learn more
May 30 · 10:00 AM
Hike the Fullersburg Trails
We'll be hiking along a crushed gravel trail which includes crossing over the river onto an island within the preserve, as well as taking the trail to Graue Mill. We... Learn more
May 17 · 10:00 AM
Hike the Greene Valley Trail
We will meet at the information sign near the parking lot which is off of Thunderbird Road. We will be promptly starting our hike at 10:10am. Please let the organizer... Learn more
April 19 · 10:00 AM
Let's enjoy a hike around McKee Marsh
Trail Blazers, please dress for the weather and remember to bring cleats for your hiking or snow boots in case of icy trail conditions.
The McKee March has observation... Learn more