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Mather Wood and Settlers Park - roughly 8 miles with some nice inclines!

  • Mather Woods Forest Preserve

    Plainfield, Illinois, Plainfield, Il (map)

    41.615913 -88.204071

  • Meet at the paved parking lot...near the bathrooms

    We will begin the hike promptly at 9:00am.  We will start the hike at the farthest entrance into the woods (following the black-top trail as far as it goes and to the right.  That is where you will find the entrance I am talking about).  We will be on dirt and wood chip rails for most of the time.  We may find a little bit of mud and will be going up and down hills to enjoy this fun hiking spot!  I am expecting to hike for about 7-8 miles, maybe more if there is a desire (which may or may not include heading over to Settlers Park).

    I will be going approximately 4 mph, a brisk pace.

    Please bring:

    A good attitude

    Decent walking shoes, hiking shoes

    Bug Spray

    In Spring and Summer... hat, just in case ticks are an issue

    Dress in comfortable layers and according to weather forecast

    Drinking water and snacks

    On icy winter days, I recommend YakTrax or something similar

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  • Rhonda
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    I started this group to attract people who would like to join me on hikes and other activities,...­ more

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