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Palos Trails hike-Bullfrog Lake

We're hiking parts of the Palos Trails System in Willow Springs . We'll meet at Bullfrog Lake. Hiking between 8-10 miles. The terrain is hilly with uneven, sometimes narrow trails. We'll hike at a brisk pace with minimal breaks. Depending on the weather this week the conditions could be icy or muddy. We should finish in 3-3.5 hours.  Bring water and a snack for the trail.

Directions: I55 to LaGrange Rd (Manheim/12/20). South on La Grange Rd to Archer Ave(171). South on Archer. 95th veers off to the left approximate 1.5 miles past Willow Springs Rd. Take 95th to Wolf Rd (Forest Preserve entrance) and turn right. Bullfrog Lake is the first right turn. From 294 exit 75th St/Willow Springs Rd. Turn right (west) on 75th St which ends at Willow Springs Rd at the first stoplight. Turn left (south) on Willow Springs Rd to Archer Ave(171). Turn right on Archer(south). Veer left on 95th. Turn right on Wolf Rd. Bullfrog Lake is the first right turn. From 83 (Kingery) take Archer Ave(171) north to 95th. Turn right and then turn right on Wolf Rd. Bullfrog Lake is the first right turn.

We will meet in the second parking section by the PortaPotty.

Read the Windy City Hikers Waiver under the More tab- Files. By attending this hike you and your guests agree to the terms and conditions of the waiver.

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  • Kim K.

    What a great idea to get out and enjoy a dreary, grey day.

    March 5, 2012

  • Norma

    It was very muddy but very good. Had a hard time with slipping in the mud.

    March 5, 2012

  • Lorraine

    Great day to be outside with a little of everything-- sun, snow, mud and blue skies. Fun to be with friends new and old!

    March 4, 2012

  • Nicole

    Very nice hike! Pleasure to meet some very nice people.

    March 4, 2012

  • Sue

    Excellent trail and well organized. Great workout. Fun group afterwards at bar!

    March 4, 2012

  • Sarah

    Great hike - hard work but fun in all the mud and hilly terrain!

    March 4, 2012

  • Liz E

    Perfect antidote to cabin fever! Thanks Linda!

    March 4, 2012

  • Andres

    Thanks Linda for a really great hike with some very nice people.

    March 4, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Get the treks ready (smile)! Could be icy Under the snow! Looking forward to 8-10 miles!

    March 2, 2012

  • Sarah

    Glad to hear a place opened up for me - see you tomorrow afternoon!

    March 2, 2012

  • Sarah

    Ok - thanks much for the clarification!

    March 1, 2012

  • Mike

    Sarah, there is also a limit on the size of groups set by the Forest Preserve, and I think Linda has already set this event to be larger than that limit. Hopefully attendees will change their RSVP to 'NO' if they end up not being able to attend.

    March 1, 2012

  • Sarah

    Linda - are there really no possibilities of joining you on Saturday? I've heard that oftentimes the website itself is responsible for the "cap" on attendee numbers? Thanks!

    March 1, 2012

  • Tony

    I hope a spot opens up. This hike sounds fun!

    March 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in for dinner!

    February 29, 2012

  • Linda C

    For those interested, there will be a post-hike dinner at The Irish Legend. http://www.theirishlegend.com/

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hiked there yesterday (Sunday). It was wet and some mud (smile)! Had a good time!

    February 27, 2012

  • Nerdie G.

    This sounds awesome! I love this area.

    February 26, 2012

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