Sag Valley Trail hike

  • October 20, 2013 · 10:00 AM

We'll be hiking the yellow loop in the Sag Valley Trail System in Palos Park. We'll hike about 8.5 miles at an easy pace.


For anyone interested in doing the stairs a few times before the hike, I plan on getting there around 9:30. Then we'll gather at 10:00 for the hike, and hit the trail at 10:15.

9:30  Climb the stairs
10:00  gather for hike
10:15  hit the trail!

DIRECTIONS: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Swallow+Cliff+Sports+Area,+Illinois+83,+Palos+Park,+Illinois&hl=en&sll=41.674961,-87.816118&sspn=0.009023,0.01929&oq=swall&t=h&hq=Swallow+Cliff+Sports+Area,+Illinois+83,+Palos+Park,+Illinois&z=15

What to Bring: At least 2 liters of water and snacks to eat on the trail.

Waiver: Read this waiver. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of the waiver.

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  • Joyce

    Loved being out in the wilderness and chatting with a variety of interesting and postive people. Also wanted to follow up on my misinterpretation of a drey for a bee hive sighting, if anyone cares or remembers. A squirrel's nest is often made of twigs with leaves still attached, and is about the same size as a football. The nest is lined with shredded bark, moss, dry grass or feathers, and is usually located on the branch of a very high tree or in a hollow trunk. A squirrel's nest is referred to as a drey. They often look like funky bee hives. Now I know better... at least I didnt think it was a football stuck in the tree lol.

    1 · October 22, 2013

  • Liz E

    Perfect day, good pace and great group. Sadly, I got lost and never found the Irish Legend afterhike meetup place!

    October 20, 2013

    • Linda C

      Apparently Flavin Road is also called 104th. So the street sign said 104th, instead of Flavin. Confused everybody. We missed you at dinner!

      October 20, 2013

  • Linda C

    Beautiful day, great conversation, much needed exercise!

    October 20, 2013

  • John

    Great company, nice scenery, and perfect weather. Thanks Linda

    October 20, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    Very nice hike and lunch.

    October 20, 2013

  • Guy D.

    Great leadership Linda

    October 20, 2013

  • Andy O.

    Thanks for the great hike! I got home and passed out for a 2 hour nap! :)

    October 20, 2013

  • Dennis J.

    Looks like a great hiking day.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Anthony

    Linda, In case I'm late (which I never am...but) , will you be going clockwise or counter-clockwise on the yellow trail?

    October 19, 2013

  • Guy D.

    Where exactly is the meeting location?

    October 19, 2013

    • Linda C

      We're meeting at the base of the stairs. See the map link under DIRECTIONS, above.

      October 19, 2013

    • Guy D.

      Found it Thanks.

      October 19, 2013

  • Joyce

    If anyone needs a ride from downtown Chicago, let me know. Leaving Lakeview area about 9 a.m. I will check for messages until 10 pm Saturday.

    October 19, 2013

  • kellylj

    This is my first time out with the Windy City hikers! Looking forward to meeting you!

    October 18, 2013

    • Andy O.

      My first time too! Looking forward to it.

      October 18, 2013

    • Linda C

      Welcome to the group! I glad you can come.

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm still in a walking cast but should be able to do the November hike. I can't wait to get back on the trail.

    October 18, 2013

    • Linda C

      Oh no! I'm sorry to hear your injured. Glad you'll be up for the November hike.

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The link here for Sag Valley Trail System says "fpdcc.com/downloads/sv_trailmap.pdf" while the forest preserve site says "fpdcc.com/downloads/maps/pdf/sv_trailmap.pdf" in case anyone tries to see the map.

    October 17, 2013

  • Nina

    I will try my best

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • John

      Be there...! :)

      October 16, 2013

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