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Forest Trails Hiking Club
The Chicago Area's Premier Hiking Club
- Since 1942 -

Sept. 30
& Oct. 1
(Weekend)
Michigan Hiking Weekend  (Upper Peninsula)
Porcupine Mountain Wilderness S.P. (On Lake Superior)
  Sat.- Little Carp River Tr. & Presque Isle etc. (14 mi.)
  Sun. - Lake of the Clouds, Mirror Lake & more (12 mi.)
Oct. 1
(Alternate)
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center  (12 mi.)
(Alternate local hike for those who can't make the Porcupine Mt. trip.)
Oct. 8
Starved Rock State Park  (11-14 mi.)
Oct.
14 & 15
(Weekend)
Hiking Weekend  (Hike both days or just in IL on Sunday)
  Sat.- Yellowstone Lake State Park-WI (10 mi.) 1 PM start
  Sun.- Sugar River Forest Preserve - IL  (10 mi.)
Oct.
21 & 22
(Weekend)
Wisconsin Hiking Weekend - Dells/Baraboo area
Sat.- Mirror Lake State Park (12 mi.) 12 Noon start
Sun.- Devil's Lake State Park  (10 mi.)  9 AM start
Oct. 29
Danada/Herrick Lake Forest Preserves (8-10 mi.)
Nov.
4 & 5
(Weekend)
Indiana Hiking Weekend
Sat.- Turkey Run State Park (12 mi.) 11 AM Eastern - start
Sun.- Shades State Park  (10 mi.)  9 AM Eastern - start
Nov.     
11 & 12
(Weekend)
Camp Sullivan - Oak Forest, IL  See Schedule
(Hike one or both days - Bunkhouse overnight option)
Saturday Night: - 3 mile hike after dinner  7:00 PM start
Sunday: 10 mile hike - 9:30 AM start
Nov. 19
Maple Lake Boating Center - Palos Hills F.P.
Two Options: 7:30 AM 16 mi. or 9:30 AM 10 mi.
Nov. 23
Thanksgiving
Deer Grove Forest Preserve  (8 mi.)
Nov. 26
Des Plaines River Trail
Old Schoolhouse to Independence Grove  (12 mi.)
Dec. 3
Des Plaines River South - River Trail Nature Cntr. (8-10 mi.)
Dec. 10
Emma Carlin and Ice Age Trail  WI.   (10-12 mi.)
Dec. 17
Palos Hills F.P. - Maple Lake Boating Cntr.  (8-9 mi.)
Annual Christmas Hike & Home Party after - See Schedule
Dec. 24
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center  (12 mi.)
Dec. 31
Grassy Lake Forest Preserve  (10 mi.)
Jan. 1
(New Years)
Saganashkee Slough   (11 mi.)
New Years Day Hike & Tailgate Party - See Schedule
Jan. 7
Skokie Lagoons & Botanic Garden  (10-12 mi.)
Jan. 14
Hannaford/Bliss/Waubonsee Woods  (10 & 13 miles)
Jan. 21
Springbrook Prairie (8 mi.)
Jan. 28
Bemis Woods - Western Springs/Oakbrook/Hinsdale (10 mi.)
Feb. 4
Starved Rock State Park  (7-11 mi.)
Feb. 11
Shabona Lake State Park  (13 mi.)
Annual Chili Hike
Feb. 18
North Branch Chicago River (Skokie)  (10-12 mi.)
Feb. 25
Deer Grove Forest Preserve  (10 mi.)
Winter Picnic after the hike




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Hike List         Fall - Winter       2017 - 2018

This is a list of our planned hikes for the current season.
Complete information about these hikes is available on our detailed hike schedule which is sent to members. 
Newcomers see the "Request a Schedule" page to request one.
All hikes are on Sundays unless otherwise indicated.